Alyssa Marie Cowser lays a wreath for the unknown soldier Wednesday morning in Parksville

Alyssa Marie Cowser lays a wreath for the unknown soldier Wednesday morning in Parksville

Solemn and sunny ceremonies in Bowser, Qualicum Beach and Parksville

Thousands showed up to pay their respects on Remembrance Day at three locations in the region

Record crowds came to pay their respects under sunny skies during Remembrance Day ceremonies on Wednesday in Bowser, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Veterans, RCMP, Legion members and service clubs lead the parades and then joined others crowded near the cenotaphs for the Last Post, Lament, Reveille and prayers.

For dozens of photos from all three communities, see page A5 inside today and visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PQBNews.

NEWS Staff