Remembrance Day in St. Thomas looked quite different than last year’s limited ceremony, as hundreds gathered at Veterans Memorial Garden Thursday to show gratitude to those who served in Canada’s military, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Open to the public with protocols in place for masks and physical distancing, the event drew Legion members, cadets, veterans and ordinary citizens who came to pay their respects.
“I was hoping for a fairly good turnoutcan operate with no capacity threshold. Tables need to either be two metres apart or have structural barriers between them., and it turned out bigger than what I had hoped,” said Adrian Williams, a Legion member and the event chair, organized by the Lord Elgin branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He said due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 15 wreaths this year were laid prior to the ceremonys hospitals and ICUs are starting to overflow wit, a far cry from the 95 typically on display.