Legion Members, local politicians, and members of the public gather at the Duncan cenotaph to remember D-Day. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Legion Members, local politicians, and members of the public gather at the Duncan cenotaph to remember D-Day. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: D-Day remembered on June 6 with impressive ceremony at Duncan cenotaph

Legion members, politicians, and members of the public gathered at the historic cenotaph

D-Day was remembered with an impressive ceremony at the cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park in Duncan, organized by the Royal Canadian Legion.

Piper Dave Hjalmarson of the Cowichan Pipes &Drums led the colour party to the historic Duncan cenotaph just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6.

Pastor Keith Simmons offered prayers appropriate to the day and Hjalmarson and trumpeter Dan Hughes then added their music to the event.

Duncan Mayor Phil Kent repeated the Act of Remembrance and everyone replied, “We will remember them.”

Ben Buss, well known as Duncan’s Town Crier, is also a Legion member and, wearing that hat, he gave a brief but stirring synopsis of the importance of D-Day and what happened during and following that momentous landing.

Hjalmarson played “Amazing Grace” while wreaths were laid and then Simmons offered a final benediction, stressing the need to remember how many sacrifices were made to ensure the peace we know today.