Petrolia pauses to remember

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Hundreds of Petrolia residents joined the rest of Canada to remember those who served Canada during war.

Students from local schools, parents and young children and veterans stood side-by-side in silence at 11 am at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park.

Rudy Terpstra, the chaplain for Branch 216 Petrolia, talked about the war we are watching unfold in Ukraine and the “indiscriminate killing and anguish” we are witnessing.

“We need to be in solidarity with these people,” Terpstra told the crowd.

And he said it was a reminder that “There is no glory in war – ever” adding his father, who lived in Holland never talked of the Second World War because there was “only anguish, bloodshed, fear and death.”