Smaller in-person ceremonies mark Remembrance Day in Atlantic Canada

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HALIFAX — Most towns and cities across Atlantic Canada returned to in-person Remembrance Day ceremonies this year, after holding limited events last year because of COVID-19.

Hundreds turned out in brilliant sunshine today on the Grand Parade in front of Halifax City Hall.

The gathering was in sharp contrast to last year's ceremony, when only those who received an invitation could attend.

Mayor Mike Savage says the turnout, while not what it was in pre-pandemic years, "speaks volumes" to the importance of the holiday in a city with a strong connection to the military.

Meanwhile, a smaller ceremony was held at the National War Memorial in St. John's, N.L., with Premier Andrew Furey among the dignitaries in attendance.

A scaled-down ceremony was also held in Charlottetown, while New Brunswick marked the day with a series of indoor and outdoor events held under COVID-19 protocols.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 11, 2021.

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