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Legion ceremony livestreamed on social media
Legion president Paul Eramian, Lord Mayor Betty Disero, Legion members Stan Harrington and Doug Garrett pay respects during a small Remembrance Day ceremony at the Legion. (Jessica Maxwell)

Due to the global pandemic, Remembrance Day services were held at a small ceremony at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Legion instead of at the clock tower cenotaph this year.

Wednesday's gathering honoured Canadian soldiers who fought and died for our country’s freedom. 

Lord Mayor Betty Disero spoke during the ceremony, which was livestreamed on the NOTL Legion's Facebook page.

“On this day, we unite with thousands of people around the country to honour the memory of the brave women and men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom,” she said.

“This year has been an extraordinary year, as evident in the way we gather today, not all together in person but rather joined hearts from a distance.”

“But while we have been battling an invisible enemy, we must never forget the horrific battles our soldiers fought overseas in order to keep us safe,” Disero said.

“Thank you to the families of those who have served and continue to serve Canada today.”

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