Grant Anderson and Duncan Taggart of the Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 hoist the Canadian and British colours through heavy wind and light snowfall during Sunday's Remembrance Day ceremony in Port McNeill.

Never forget

Remembrance Day commemorated across the North Island.

Across the country, indeed across all Commonwealth countries and beyond, a minute’s silence was held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember the fallen in war.

This tradition began with King George V’s dedication to honour those that gave their lives in the first World War.

Since then the day has been set aside to remember all who have fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice to secure our way of life.

The event has grown and, thanks in large part to the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, become synonymous with the poppy.

On the North Island, wreaths were laid and the last post sounded at cenotaphs in several communities.

Here are some images from the commemorations held in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.