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Fort Macleod Remembrance Day service is set for Wednesday

The Royal Canadian Legion will host the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall.
The traditional ceremony of remembrance will have a couple new twists this year.
The Alexies R. Regier Memorial Pipes and Drums band will accompany the colour guard at the start of the ceremony.
Following the singing of O Canada and the prayer of invocation by Rev. Eras Van Zyl, members of the 20th Independent Field Battery will provide a gun salute.
The gun salute will be followed by two minutes of silence, which gives was to a lament by piper Vance McGrath.
Legion president George Fox will read the act of remembrance, followed by the playing of Reveille.
The ceremony will also feature scripture readings and a message from Rev. Van Zyl, as well as the recitation of the poem In Flanders Fields written by Col. John McCrae.
Pianist Marj Hart and the Trinity United Church choir will provide music for the Remembrance Day ceremony.
Representatives of 32 organizations are scheduled to place wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph donated by James Vandervalk of Falcan Industries, with an opportunity for other people to play wreaths.
Prayer and benediction ends the service.

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