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Day: January 28, 2022

A welcome return
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A welcome return

An estimated 15,000 people converged on the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Nov. 11, a welcome return after the near-empty streets of the previous year’s ceremony.  Bundled in parkas and sweaters despite the unusually warm weather, pockets of people had already arrived at the barricades around the monument by 8:30 a.m. As the ceremony’s 11 o’clock start time approached, a wave of spectators wearing red poppies amassed. Among the thousands were veterans, active armed forces members, family of military personnel and people without ties to the military, there simply as a gesture of respect. “I was here last year, among the five people who stood way down at the end of the road,” said Adwin Gallant, a 28-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Gallant said he has been to every Rememb...

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