Amer­i­can joins in

Stanstead Journal - - FO­RUM -

Flag bear­ers were War­ren Robin­son, Muriel Martin, Lorne Waide, Joshua Bowen and a guest of­fi­cer from the United States. Also march­ing with the flag bear­ers were Branch 128’s pres­i­dent, Su­san Fletcher-Doust, WW II Veteran Dr. David Doust, Branch 128 vice pres­i­dent Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Robin Gagnon (ret’d) and Bri­gadier Gen­eral Pol Bergevin of the 22nd Reg­i­ment.

This re­porter was wit­ness to the un­ex­pected ex­change that led to one of the flags be­ing car­ried by an Amer­i­can. As Ayer’s Cliff Le­gion mem­bers got ready to march in the pa­rade, one mem­ber was ap­proached by a mid­dle-aged Amer­i­can man in a uni­form who in­tro­duced him­self say­ing: “I read about your Le­gion march­ing in this pa­rade and I would be hon­oured if I could march with you.” The rest, as they say, is his­tory.

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