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Remembrance Day 2001 in Terrace was much the same as it has always been; an important reminder of the sacrifice six decades ago and how lucky we are to live in a free country. There was one difference this year, however, the weather, which, while typically wet, was untypically mild.
The event saw a gathering of war veterans and youth—youth who the veterans hope will never bear their title of veteran. They formed up at the Terrace Shopping Centre, then marched to Tillicum Twin Theatres for the November 11 service. The theatre was filled to capacity, there wasn't an empty seat.
Following the service, the march to the Cenotaph in front of city hall for the laying of the wreathes.
There was one change from the norm, however. The last wreath laid was in memory of the victims of September 11, 2001, in New York and Washington, D.C. The first World War, perhaps, to bring the war front to American soil. The event itself was brief. The effect, though, was thought provoking: Has anything really changed in the past six decades of "progress"?
Change—real change—was perhaps the primary focus of everyone's prayers.
Sun Nov 11 17:17:34 PST 2001
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