I didn't go to the Remembrance Day Ceremony with the intention of shooting video, but sometimes it seems like the right thing to do, so I ended up capturing some clips.
There are hymns, laying of wreaths, calling of names of the dead, and a bit of the march out, all from not a terrific vantage point. At about 23 seconds in, I couldn't stop from shaking the camera when the gun went off, even though I was expecting it. Strangely enough, the gun isn't loud in the video, but it was really horrendously loud.
Then at 5PM we gathered back for the 100 Bells ceremony. All across the land, church bells rang — 100 bells, 1 for each year since the original bell ringing to celebrate the end of the war to end all wars. Sadly, it didn't.
One attendee was 105 years old and remembers her father taking her to hear the ringing of the bells 100 years ago. How stirring is that?!
Sometimes, in Canada, we get things right. This was one of those times.