Three-year-old Oisin Adams will never forget the 2012 Remembrance Day service in Fort Langley.
Oisin's dad Kirby is a member of the Langley RCMP detachment and marched in the parade that preceded the annual Nov. 11 service at Fort Langley Cemetery.
To make this Remembrance Day extra special, a customized red serge uniform was created for Oisin.
"I had it custom made and altered," his mom Nancy explained. "I sourced and custom designed the uniform; from the Sam Browne [leather cross strap and belt] to his spurs."
Oisin modeled the uniform in the mirror and every time he saw his reflection, or an RCMP member for that matter, he said, "I love the RCMP," his mom shared.
"He was very well received by the crowd with many picture requests including the Heritage Minister His Honour Mr.
[James] Moore," Nancy related.
Following the service, Oisin said he wanted to "march just like Daddy."
"He kept asking me, 'When can I march, Mommy?'" Nancy recalled.
Oisin's wish was granted when his dad quickly assembled his fellow officers and Oisin was appointed "Drill Sergeant," for an impromptu march.
"It was funny to watch him looking back, making sure everyone was still following," Nancy said. "It was a highlight for Daddy's team too. He always makes us proud, but Daddy felt a little extra proud that day."
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