In Photos: Remembrance Day in Penticton

The Colour Guard at Penticton's Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Doug Pichiet awaiting his turn to play down a wreath for Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Superintendent Brian Hunter of the Penticton RCMP lays down a wreath on the Cenotaph for Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Eli McPhail played the pipes for Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Korean War Veteran Fred MacDonald approaches the Cenotaph to lay the wreath in honour of World War One, World War Two, and Korean War Veterans with the assistance of daughter Ruth Burke on Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Korean War Veteran Fred MacDonald offers his salute next to daughter Ruth Burke on Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Doug Pichiet, representing the Canadian Peacekeepers, offers his salute on Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Members of the public awaiting their turn to lay a wreath on Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Remembrance Day 2020 in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s Remembrance Day was a little different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The outdoor ceremony went forward for the veterans and VIPs invited to lay their wreaths down, while a small crowd gathered in clumps around the Veterans Memorial Park.

In addition to veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40, local politicians and representatives of other groups such as the Shriners and federal employees.

This year, there was no ceremony at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, and it’s not likely that there will be again.

Penticton Legion president Bob Sudbury ended the ceremony with the hopes of inviting the public back to the Cenotaph in 2021.

“Hopefully next year we won’t have COVID and we’ll be able to have you closer, but I would love to have it back here at the Cenotaph where it should be,” said Sudbury.

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