Airdrie paused to remember Canada's fallen today - at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of eleventh month of the eleventh year of the millenium.
Veterans, military cadets, dignitaries and the public came out in good numbers to Genesis Place for the annual Remembrance Day service put on by Airdrie's branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
But a smaller group of about 100 people also congregated at the cenotaph where a special, impromptu ceremony took place at 11 am as one man led those assembled in O Canada and laid a wreath in honour of his relatives who had served. And others came forward to place poppies at the foot of the cenotaph.
Major Dan McNeill spoke of what Remembrance Day means to him:
The Range observed a moment of silence at 11 am and we have a very special tribute to Canada's brave fighting men and women here.