Remembrance Day falls on Sun­day this year

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY - By Louise Smith

In the lo­cal English schools, Fri­day is a Pro­fes­sional Day, so most are hav­ing an assem­bly on the Thursday.

He­roes’ Me­mo­rial School in Cowansville is hav­ing their assem­bly at 10:30 a.m. All are wel­come. Mem­bers of Le­gion branch no. 99, and from Dis­trict 9, as well as mem­bers of the Fordyce Women’s In­sti­tute, and Sylvie Beau­re­gard, the Mayor of Cowansville, will also be in at­ten­dance.

Pop­pies have been sold for two week­ends. They are avail­able in the Le­gions in the area and in the schools. The money gen­er­ated from poppy sales re­main mostly in the lo­cal area. Most of the money ben­e­fits vet­er­ans, school pro­grams, Cadet pro­grams, the lo­cal food bank, and other worthy causes.

In Cowansville, the pa­rade will take place in front of the Le­gion on Dav­i­gnon Blvd. on Sun­day start­ing at 10:30 a.m. On other years it has been later, but be­cause Nov. 11 falls on a Sun­day, the pa­rade will be ear­lier this year. The minute of si­lence will be at 11 a.m.

As we re­flect on the world as it is to­day, this is a time to re­flect on the sac­ri­fices made by many in armed con­flict and on peace mis­sions over the last one hun­dred years. Peo­ple who have served are the first to say that world war is the last op­tion that should ever be con­sid­ered. If we do not learn the lessons of his­tory, we are doomed to re­peat them. If you can get to a ser­vice, do so. If not, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. give a minute or two of your time to re­flect on how lucky we are to live in Canada, a land, for the most part, of peace.

LOUISE SMITH

This graceful mon­u­ment is lo­cated out­side the Water­loo Le­gion.

LOUISE SMITH

Pop­pies were for sale for a three week pe­riod. The money from the sale of pop­pies stays mostly in each Le­gion’s re­gion.

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