Honouring the fallen
Fallen soldiers and war veterans were honoured in Norfolk County on Sunday. A Remembrance Day service was held in Teeterville and a special book launch and quilt unveiling event was held by the Norfolk Remembers Committee at the Simcoe Public Library.
Heather King, CEO of the Norfolk County Public Library, and James Christison, a volunteer with Norfolk Remembers Committee, stand by a First World War display at the Simcoe library branch on Sunday. The display was part of an event that included the unveiling of two commemorative quilts and the launch of the book Letters Home; Norfolk at Passchendaele - October 1917.
Members of the 163 Pipes and Drums Band out of Hamilton led the way as a colour guard, cadets, first responders and representatives of the Royal Canadian Legion marched to the Teeterville Fire Hall to begin this year's Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday. The ceremony was moved to the fire hall because of inclement weather. The event is held by the Wagner Memorial Royal Canadian Legion Branch 526 in Teeterville.
Brad Balch, a Simcoe artist living in Cambridge, worked with the Twilight Quilters' Guild to design this quilt commemorating Norfolk soldiers and the sacrifices they made in Europe 100 years ago during the First World War. The quilt was unveiled Sunday afternoon at an event in Simcoe commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
Patti Moore, left, and Glenna Liles, of the Twilight Quilters' Guild of Norfolk are shown with the Signature Quilt, which was unveiled as part of a Norfolk Remembers event at the Simcoe branch of the Norfolk Public Library on Sunday.