Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hundreds Mourn Losses of Loved Ones in Halifax Remembrance Day Ceremony

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hundreds Mourn Losses of Loved Ones in Halifax Remembrance Day Ceremony

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Remembrance Day ceremony draws hundreds

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HALIFAX - Cannon from the Citadel bellowed in the background as hundreds gathered at the Grand Parade in Halifax on Wednesday to mourn those who gave their lives in military service.

The Remembrance Day ceremony drew members of the public, and current and former military personnel to the downtown square to reflect on loved ones lost in combat.

Memorial Cross recipient Jim Davis laid one of the first wreaths on the Cenotaph.

Davis's son, Cpl. Paul Davis, was killed in Afghanistan in 2006 when his light-armoured vehicle collided with a taxi.

Mayor Mike Savage and Halifax Liberal MP Andy Fillmore also laid wreaths to pay their respects.

Many other people lined up to place poppies on one of four white crosses after doves were released as a symbol of peace.

"We are strong. We are proud. …

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