In honor of Canadian veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square which hundreds of people, officials, diplomats from different countries participated at the ceremony, and Mohammad Salem Wahdat Consul General of Afghanistan in British Columbia were among the dignitaries.
The ceremony featured military marching bands, a moment of silence, a 21-gun salute, and a singing of In Flanders Fields — a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician John McCrae.
A procession of veterans kicked off the event at 10:30 a.m. by marching to Victory Square for the cenotaph ceremony.
Cam Cathcart, the ceremony's director, has been involved with the ceremony for more than a decade. He says public interest in the event hasn't waned.
It's the second largest Remembrance Day event in the country.
This year marks 99 years since the end of WW I. It's also been 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele, which left more than 15,000 Canadians wounded or dead.