Attendance at this year’s Remembrance Day Service at North Bay’s Memorial Gardens is being called one of the largest in recent years.
Letitia Corbeil, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 represented the Silver Cross Mother’s for the third time.
Her father Wyndham Beattie served in both World Wars and her brother Howard served in the Korean War where he was wounded.
“Because of my father and brother being so dedicated in serving this country, I want to honour that. I am so proud of them for wanting to serve our country. And I do it in honour of my mother and all the other mothers. It is a real honour," said Corbeil.
In his address, Colonel Mark Lachapelle 22 Wing Commander and Commander of the Canadian Air Defence Sector expressed the need to continue to remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom.
Lachapelle pointed to the importance of educating the younger generation about the brave men and women who served and gave their lives for this country.
The Wing Commander was touched by the support 22 Wing gets on an ongoing basis.
“The support we get from the North Bay community and surrounding area is always impressive, especially on Remembrance Day. And so, today with our fellow service members from the police and fire and all the other community leaders, it is a great opportunity to come together and remember our fallen comrades.”