Re­mem­ber­ing the fallen

Re­mem­brance cer­e­monies held in South Stor­mont

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - NEWS - TODD HAMBLETON tham­ble­ton@post­media.com twit­ter.com/Free­hold­erTodd

INGLESIDE — Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies were held in Ingleside and at the Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum near Long Sault on Sun­day morn­ing, and Brandon Cam­peau was proud to play an im­por­tant role.

He’s Petty Of­fi­cer First Class with the 110 Stor­mont Royal Cana­dian Sea Cadet Corps, and for the first time on Sun­day he was serv­ing as pa­rade com­man­der.

“I’ve been in­volved in the pa­rade for three years,” Cam­peau said. “It’s great to get small com­mu­ni­ties to­gether, to re­mem­ber the fallen, and the peo­ple who came back home from the war.

“It’s a way to get closer as a com­mu­nity, and it’s some­thing cadets look for­ward to ev­ery year.”

It was a chilly but bright morn­ing in Ingleside when the som­bre cer­e­mony was held at the ceno­taph at Memo­rial Square. The cer­e­mony in­cluded the sound­ing of Reveille, a minute of si­lence was ob­served, and Randy Robert­son, pres­i­dent of Long Sault Branch 569 of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, re­cited In Flan­ders Fields.

Then, there was the cer­e­mo­nial lay­ing of the wreaths, per­formed qui­etly in front of dozens of peo­ple tak­ing in the cer­e­monies.

“I thought it was good,” Robert­son said. “The weather co­op­er­ated with us, and we had a pretty good turnout.”

There were two cer­e­monies, a sec­ond one tak­ing place at the Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum just east of Long Sault.

The Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies are al­ways held early in South Stor­mont, as to not con­flict with Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies that are held on Nov. 11 in Corn­wall.

“The cer­e­monies are at both ceno­taphs (Ingleside and Long Sault) and we al­ways have a good turnout,” Robert­son said.

Af­ter the cer­e­monies, par­tic­i­pants were in­vited back to the le­gion in Ingleside.

“We feed all of the cadets soup and sand­wiches,” Robert­son said.

TODD HAMBLETON/CORN­WALL STAN­DARD-FREEHOLDER

MP Guy Lau­zon lays a wreath at the ceno­taph in Ingleside, at the Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies on Sun­day.

TODD HAMBLETON/CORN­WALL STAN­DARD-FREEHOLDER

Par­tic­i­pants in the pa­rade in Ingleside, at the Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies on Sun­day.

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