More than 80 seniors gathered at the Kanata Seniors Centre for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 8.
Lt. Col. Scott Murphy, who grew up in Katimavik and is now stationed with air force staff at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, placed a wreath on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Murphy also spoke about the sacrifices made by Canadian service men and women throughout history, from the War of 1812 to the war in Afghanistan.
“Today we gather here to remember men and women who put themselves in harm’s way …to preserve freedom,” said Murphy.
Moria Green, the Kanata Legion’s poppy campaign chairwoman, said, “By wearing a poppy you are demonstrating you have not forgotten those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Following the ceremony, the seniors gathered for a special luncheon.