Westmount, NDG hold Remembrance Day ceremonies
Published Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:44PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 13, 2017 8:15AM EST
Montrealers were given another chance to pay their respects to Canada’s veterans on Sunday, with two belated Remembrance Day ceremonies scheduled on the island.
In Westmount, a commemorative service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the cenotaph next to city hall.
In NDG, a commemoration took place at 3:00 p.m. at the cenotaph at Vimy Place in NDG Park.
Cote-des-Neiges-NDG mayor-elect Sue Montgomery and outgoing mayor Russell Copeman were both in attendance along with members of the local Royal Canadian Legion and MNA Kathleen Weil.
"We have singers behind us right now and well be laying wreaths at the memorial and this vimmy memorial was built for the 375th of Montreal and I think this is the first time it's been used," said Montgomery.
A local choir sang and the traditional horn and bagpipes were played during the laying of wreaths.