Lest we Forget
Cenotaph services mark courage and sacrifice
At Cenotaphs across Saugeen Shores, the service, courage and sacrifice of Canadians who fought for freedom was honoured at sombre services in biting cold temperatures. Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith and Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber placed wreaths in Southampton. At Port Eglin, the plaintive bugler sounds of The Last Post and Reveille were offered by local students Riley Funston and Sasha Morano.
at cenotaphs across bruce county the courage, service and sacrifice of the canadians who fought and died for our freedom was marked at sombre, chilly services.
The plaintive call of The last Post and reveille were heard as wreaths were laid, prayers offered and tears shed for those who did not come home.
With music - plaintive bugles and National anthem - prayers were offered and wreaths placed in living memory of The glorious dead - 80 known in saugeen shores - who this year are commemorated on street banners.
Mike Hobson, who considers himself one of the ’modern vets ’ - those who served since the Great Wars’ was the Parade Commander for the Port Elgin Royal Canadian Legion remembrance Day ceremonies. Hobson served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan from in 2006-2007. He currently works at Bruce Power in emergency and protective services at Bruce Power.
At the Tara Cenotaph, Colonel Alex Ruff, MSC, CD, currently serving in Ottawa, laid a wreath for the Government of Canada at a sombre, well-attended Remembrance Day ceremony.
A large crowd marked remembrance day Nov. 11 at the Southampton Cenotaph with a sombre service to honour those whose service, courage and sacrifices ensured our freedom.
The Tiverton Memorial Park Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 5 drew approximately 100 people, including Alberta Smith, to lay wreaths to honour those who died in combat.
A large crowd honoured the service, courage and sacrifice of the Canadian Armed Forces at a well-attended Remembrance Day service Nov. 11 at the Port Elgin Cenotaph.
A Colour Guard from Southampton Legion Branch 155 led the Southampton Remembrance Day ceremonies.