Submitted by Lynn Sabo
Castor’s Remembrance Day service was held at the Castor Community Hall on Saturday Nov. 11.
The hall was about half full, including the choir and colour guard.
The service started with the United Church choir, which led into the invocation by Legion Chaplain Jim Culham. Legion President Lyn Holloway welcomed the crowd.
Mayor Richard Elhard brought greetings from the Town of Castor, thanking the military as well as everyday heroes – police, fire, EMS – for their service. After a hymn and reading of “In Flanders Fields”, Rosa Weber sang a solo, followed by a video presentation showing a group of Canadian soldiers on a tour in Afghanistan.
Elias White then spoke about the role of the military as peacekeepers. This was followed by a reading from the Bible, and a meditation on the day by Pastor Brent Siemens. Walter Weber played the Last Post as everyone observed the minute of silence, after which the laying of wreaths commenced.
Lunch of soup and sandwiches ended the afternoon.