Wreaths honouring veterans and their sacrifice were laid at the Quesnel Cenotaph before the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94.
Legion president Jim Spencer read out the names of people and organizations that would have typically been in attendance to lay the wreaths put down by legion members Doug Carey, Ian Campbell and Marlene Urdea on Thursday, Nov. 11.
This was the second year in a row the public Remembrance Day ceremony in Quesnel was cancelled due to COVID-19.
After laying the wreaths, a small invite-only ceremony was to take place inside the hall on Kinchant Street.
“And then that will be it for the end, and we’ll pay our homage at home,” Spencer said.
The wreaths will remain at the cenotaph until Friday, Nov. 12.
Shortly after 10 a.m., several members of the public came by to pay their respects. One man placed a small bouquet of flowers at the cenotaph that he silently stood near to honour a family member who served in the Second World War.
Campbell encouraged everyone to mark a two-minute silence during Remembrance Day.
“Think of our veterans who gave everything for us,” he said.