Redwater Town Council was sworn in amongst the nation's finest in a powerful ceremony.
With bagpipes playing, Redwater's elected officials were escorted by two armed forces soldiers from the Edmonton Garrison.
"It's something that we've never done before," explained mayor Mel Smith. "We've always just started the meeting sitting and we wanted to honour our military, so we thought what better way to do that than have them escort us in and be a part of our ceremony."
Master Warrant Officer Scott Coombes and Captain Duncan Irwin accompanied the group.
In the next four years, mayor Mel Smith sees big things coming for the town.
"I do see a lot of growth coming commercially, industrially, we're hoping that we'll see a renewed push on residential with some things that look like they could be transpiring with some properties in town and we're excited about it."
Council features two fresh faces this term, Joanne Williams and David McRae, both of whom have a long record of community involvement.