Thousands of people took part in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Nova Scotia Sunday.

In Halifax's Grand Parade, veterans gathered around the cenotaph, including Gerry McDonald, who sat proudly in his wheelchair.

"I was brought up in the army," said the World War II vet. "I was an army man from day one."

He said serving his country was the best job he could imagine.

"We have the best country in the world," he said. "I have seen some of these countries. I have met some of these people. I would do the same thing all over again."

While attending the service is an annual tradition for many, this was the first Remembrance Day for Fiesel Molana. He was eager to show his admiration and respect to his adopted country.

"I came from Indonesia," he said. "I'm so proud to be here. It's just so awesome."