Remembering the fallen
Remembrance ceremonies held in South Stormont
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.
MP Guy Lauzon lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Ingleside, at the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday.
Participants in the parade in Ingleside, at the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday.