Stettler ‘gives thanks for sacrifices’

As thousands gathered across the nation to mark Remembrance Day on Monday, the Stettler community filled the Stettler Performing Arts

Const. William Lewadniuk of the Stettler RCMP detachment lays a wreath at the Sharpe’s Memorial Park cenotaph Monday during Remembrance Day services in Stettler. See more photos in this week’s paper.

As thousands gathered across the nation to mark Remembrance Day on Monday, the Stettler community filled the Stettler Performing Arts Centre to capacity to remember and honour the men and women who have served this country in war and peace-keeping missions.

Notable and refreshing was the fact that the audience was comprised of multi-generation families, young and old alike, from babies in arms right up to the most senior citizens.

Each year, of course, the number of veterans in attendance dwindles slightly.

Stettler lost one of its most celebrated war heroes last January with the death of Jack Chapman.

Speakers at Monday’s service paid tribute to the late Chapman for his service and his devotion to the Stettler branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Lest we forget, the traditional two-hour service helped keep the memory alive of those who served in the great wars and peace-keeping efforts.

Some of them made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A key message delivered on Remembrance Day was that the freedoms we enjoy today should not be taken for granted, and that “a huge debt of gratitude” is owed to those who served to protect those freedoms.

In her invocation address, Rev. Carolyn Langford praised those who bravely served.

“We remember those who died and those who returned wounded — in body, mind and spirit,” Langford said.

“We give thanks for their sacrifices.”

After the service at the Performing Arts Centre, the Legion colour guard and members of the RCMP detachments marched to Sharpe’s Memorial Park to lay wreaths at the memorial cenotaph on a cool but sunny November day.

 

Just Posted

Stettler secondhand charity looks for new home

Superfluity lease not being renewed; will move by Sept., 2018

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

Lars Callieou to entertain in Halkirk on Feb. 10

Volunteer appreciation supper held on Friday night

Outrage against hunting ‘pretty animals’

But its ok if they are ‘stupid and ugly’

What to do after online accounts are hacked

Facebook, email and other accounts hold vital information

Erskine Professional Motocross Athlete appears in Edmonton

Chad Bauman performs as part of ‘Ground and Gravity’

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Provincial park no more

The province transferred Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town yesterday

Protect pets from canine flu

Sylvan Lake veterinarian spoke to the Sylvan Lake News about the canine flu

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

New County of Stettler reeve, new councillor to go to conference in Maritimes

County of Stettler selling off ATCO trailers from shop site

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.