Communities across Canada gathered together to mark the 100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day.
Locally, hundreds of people took part in Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Elliot Lake, Blind River, Kagawong, Massey and Espanola.
This year’s Silver Mother in Espanola is Leona Arnold, who laid the first wreath in honour of her son, Cpl. Glen Arnold.
Arnold says she is well aware her son’s name is the last on the cenotaph shared with the late Private Dave Byers of Espanola and she hopes it remains that way – that there are no more names … ever.
Her son, a member of 2 Field Ambulance, was killed on September 18th, 2006 by a suicide bomber while handing out candy and school supplies to children in Afghanistan.
Arnold says she is honoured to have her son and all those sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives remembered on the 100th Anniversary of Remembrance Day.