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Photos: Remembrance Day commemorated by Calgarians at North Glenmore Park

The King’s Own Regiment held a parade and Remembrance Day ceremony at North Glenmore Park on Friday, drawing hundreds of Calgarians to the centennial memorial for the 137 Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

The King’s Own Regiment is the spiritual successor to the 137 Battalion, which was created in 1915 and travelled overseas to serve in WW1 in 2016. In 1924 the battalion was split into what would become the Calgary Regiment, and eventually would become part of the King’s Own Regiment.

From 1908 through to 1998, Canada’s military forces trained at Weaselhead Flats to the east end of the Glenmore Reservoir.

Remembrance Day has been celebrated by the regiment for decades at the park, following the creation of the memorial to the 137 Battalion in 1967.

The 2022 Remembrance Day ceremony was attended by MLA Whitney Issik, who laid the Government of Alberta wreath on behalf of the government.

Photos from the parade and commemoration ceremony

An antendee at the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies shows off an original 1919 published copy of the poem In Flanders Fields by John McRae at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
MLA Whitney Issik hands out Royal Canadian Legion poppies during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
The King’s Own Regiment band parades to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
The King’s Own Regiment parades to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
The Canadian Flag is lowered to half-mast prior to the Last Post during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
The wreath from the Government of Canada is laid by the King’s Own Regiment during Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
MLA Whitney Issik lays the wreath for the Government of Alberta during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
A representee for the Girl Guides of Canada lays a wreath during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
Wreaths are laid during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
Member of the King’s Own Regiment salute after laying a wreath during the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
An honour guard at the 137 Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces memorial during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
Calgarians place poppies after the conclusion of the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.
A man attatches a photo and poppies to the WW1 Memorial for the 137 Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the King’s Own Regiment Remembrance Day Ceremonies at North Glenmore Park on November 11, 2022.

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