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PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds turn out for NOTL’s two Remembrance Day ceremonies
Aiden Deane stood in respect of fallen troops during Saturday's Remembrance Service on Queen St. (Julia Sacco)
Elias Dau stood with the 809 Newark Royal Canadian Air Cadets during the Queenston Remembrance Day service on Saturday. (Julia Sacco)
Lee and Barbara Bentley attended the Queenston Remembrance Day service on Saturday. Barabara's father is a 103-year old veteran who fought in the Second World War. JULIA SACCO
Brad Kempson lays a commemorative wreath at the cenotaph during Saturday's Remembrance Day service in Old Town. (Julia Sacco)
Fire chief Jay Plato and members of his department were among those who paraded on Queen Street during Saturday's Remembrance Day service. (Julia Sacco)
MP Tony Baldinelli speaks during Saturday afternoon's Remembrance Day service in Queenston. (Dave Van de Laar)
Brad Kempston and Megan Vanderlee carry a wreath up to the cenotaph during Saturday's Queen Street Remembrance Day service. (Dave Van de Laar)
Queen Street was filled with NOTLers for Saturday's 10:45 a.m. Remembrance Day service. (Dave Van De Laar)
Various individuals and organizations placed wreaths in memory of lost loved ones during both Remembrance Day services. (Dave Van De Laar)

Niagara-on-the-Lake remembered Canada’s fallen during two Saturday ceremonies only hours apart. 

Starting at 10:45 a.m., hundreds packed Queen Street at the clock tower cenotaph for the first service.

The gathering featuring an address by NOTL Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa, a reading of “In Flanders Fields” from regional Coun. Andrea Kaiser and a presentation of wreaths to the cenotaph from more than two dozen town organizations and families. 

At 1 p.m. NOTL officials and onlookers gathered at the Queenston cenotaph, near RiverBrink Art Museum. The ceremony featured a speech from MP Tony Baldinelli and the laying of additional wreaths.

Both celebrations were followed with a social at Royal Canadian Branch 124 where free homemade chili was provided to all who attended. 

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