Hon­our­ing the fallen

Simcoe Reformer - Times-Reformer - - OPINION -

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.

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