Ron Greenhorn drums with Pacific Gael Pipe Band at the Remembrance Day ceremony in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday, Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Ron Greenhorn drums with Pacific Gael Pipe Band at the Remembrance Day ceremony in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday, Nov. 11. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Solemn ceremony in Nanaimo held to mark Remembrance Day

Gun salute at 11 a.m. was followed by a moment of silence

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held today, Nov. 11, in Nanaimo.

A few hundred people gathered at the cenotaph at Dallas Square in downtown Nanaimo for the ceremonies, which included pipe and drum and concert band pieces, anthems, songs, prayers and oaths, a gun salute, a moment of silence and a wreath-laying ceremony.

Among the veterans in attendance was Victor Osborne, born Nov. 11, 1918, who got to hear a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ as he turned 103.

Here are images of today’s ceremony:

A Remembrance Day ceremony was also held today at Huddlestone Park in Lantzville.

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