Current - Civic Remembrance Day Ceremony

I attended the Civic Remembrance Day ceremony in Kingston, Ontario on November 11th by Barrie and King Streets. Christine, the Journal’s Photo Editor, was covering the on-campus ceremony so I decided to go and make a few photos for myself.

Remembrance Day is interesting in Kingston because of its large military population. I’ve never seen such a long parade of Canadian service-people and cadets. I always try to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies and I was happy to have attended this one.

Here are my photos from the Kingston Civic Remembrance Day ceremony as well as the Canadian Forces March-off:

Remembrance Day 1
I attended the ceremony held at the Cenotaph at King and Barrie. The reflection of this monument in the mud reminded me of my time visiting war memorials in Belgium and France. I remember the stark white monuments contrasting against green grass and mud.

Remembrance Day 2
Flag-bearers march by the shores of Lake Ontario in the Armed Forces march-off following the Civic Remembrance Day Ceremony. I love the interplay of shadows here.

Remembrance Day 3
An elderly Kingstonian watches from her front door as Cadets march along King Street. Over two hundred members of the Canadian Forces and cadets attended the Kingston march-off.

Remembrance Day 4
Lt.-Col James McKay stands at attention while army cadets look on. The Canadian Forces continued their Remembrance Day celebrations at the Monument to the Fallen Soldier in City Park in Kingston, Ontario.

Remembrance Day 5
Members of the Canadian Army remove their berets in preparation for the playing of O Canada at the Canadian Forces Remembrance Day ceremony.

Remembrance Day 6
As a photographer, I often hope for the moment when everything simply comes together. This, unfortunately, is not an often occurrence for me, yet I feel like it did in the frame above. Cropping and flipping this image produces a picture that I feel is much more powerful than the original.

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