PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019

Army veteran Chuck Clarkson (left) and navy veteran George Colletti at Nelson’s 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony.Army veteran Chuck Clarkson (left) and navy veteran George Colletti at Nelson’s 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony.
Raab Smith of the U.S. Navy, who fought in the First Gulf War, with Canadian Navy veteran George Coletti.Raab Smith of the U.S. Navy, who fought in the First Gulf War, with Canadian Navy veteran George Coletti.
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019
PHOTOS: Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day 2019

Nelson residents laid a record 125 wreaths at the cenotaph at Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Participants heard the recorded voice of Lionel Binette reading “In Flanders Fields.” Binette died this year age 99. His dramatic reading of the poem had become a mainstay of Nelson’s ceremony. Photos: Bill Metcalfe