St. John’s Rector and Dean of Rupert’s Land, The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, said both soldiers were mentioned by name during the prayers, which featured the Rifles’ regimental band throughout the service. “It’s a privilege to have this service — every year they come and we remember, with them — it’s a special day,” Johnson said. “But it’s more poignant this year. Everything is still fresh in people’s minds about both here and overseas. But we even pray for our enemies, as we are called to do, and we pray for peace, which every soldier wants.”
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