– Aamjiwnaang Remembers (GALLERY)

Sunshine and warm temperatures welcomed those attending the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Aamjiwnaang First Nation on Thursday morning.

An Aamjiwnaang drum circle was performed at the beginning and end of the service, along with Scottish bagpipes and drums, and Aboriginal middle and high school kindergarten students sang O’Canada in Ojibwa.

United Church minister and new Sarnia MP Adam Kilner is the master of ceremonies, taking over the role of John Stewart of the 403rd Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association. Veterans, first responders and local dignitaries also participated in the ceremony at the Tashmu Avenue Monument and a flyover with four historic aircraft.

The ceremony is usually held at the 11th hour of the day before Sarnia’s commission on November 11, for residents to attend.

The community lost its last World War II veteran, Stanley Jackson, 94, in 2015.

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