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Great turnout for Remembrance Day parade, ceremony in Antigonish

More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday to mark Remembrance Day in Antigonish.

After the parade, which included veterans, those currently serving, and members of a variety of organizations that marched along Main Street in the downtown, there was a ceremony at the Antigonish cenotaph, which included the laying of wreaths.

A common theme for speakers during the ceremony was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. They also reminded people of the Antigonish Cenotaph Project, a volunteer initiative spearheaded by the Antigonish Heritage Museum Antigonish Cenotaph Project as a way to honour and remember the more than 100 veterans from the area who served in that conflict.


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