–submitted by Mary Hof
For 21 years the Cowichan Hikers have been doing a Remembrance Day Service at the cairn on Mt. Prevost, on Remembrance Day. I invited the Ramblers to join. Starting with a welcome as we watched 6 planes flying below, it was very moving. We followed with the trumpet recording of the The Last Post at 11am. We had 2 minutes of silence followed by trumpet playing the Reveille. Flanders Fields was read followed by a Prayer.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. We then sang O Canada.
It was an honour to lead the service. This year hike was in good weather, not like last year with all the snow. We had around 45 people come up, it was wonderful to see how families are coming up every year. My group of 14 hiked from the Bings Creek trailhead. Thanks to Carol for the pictures