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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