"Lest we forget"
Members of the Stanstead Royal Canadian Legion Branch no. 5 officially began their Remembrance Day activities on Friday with their annual Poppy presentation to Stanstead’s mayor, Philippe Dutil. “We’ve placed Poppy boxes in just about every business in town,” said the Stanstead Legion’s president, Larry Cuerrier.
The Stanstead Legion will take part in six Remembrance Day services this year, beginning on November 6th, 11:00 am, at the Stanstead College gates. Several members, World War II Veteran Captain Donald Taylor, Legion president Larry Cuerrier and past president David Woodard, will visit and take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony at Sunnyside Elementary School on the 7th. The service at the beautiful Dufferin Heights cenotaph will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 11:00 am, and a second service will take place at the Stanstead Memorial on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm. The Remembrance Day parade will form up in the parking lot of the Sacré Coeur Church on Dufferin Street between 1:30 and 1:45, before the march to the 2:00 pm service. A Remembrance Day Church service will be held at Christ Church, in Stanstead, on Sunday, November 9th, beginning at 9:15 am. A final service will be held on Remembrance Day itself, 11:00 am, at the Memorial Gates, in the Beebe sector of Stanstead.
The Stanstead Legion will hold its Remembrance Day Dinner on Saturday, November 8th, 5:30 pm. Guest Speaker for the occasion will be RCMP Corporal Russell Sangster. The Legion will also be awarding bursaries to six local students continuing their education during this annual event. orth atle e ion
The North Hatley Legion will hold a Remembrance Day service on Sunday, November 9th, 3:00 pm, at the Cenotaph in downtown North Hatley and everyone is welcome. A potluck dinner will take place at the Legion hall on Jackson Heights Street after the service. The North Hatley Legion will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair, again this year, but it will be one day only, on December 6th.
Kicking off the annual Poppy Campaign for the Stanstead Legion, last Friday, were (l. to r.) Legion president Larry Cuerrier, Linda Durocher, mayor Philippe Dutil, MP Jean Rousseau, past Legion president David Woodard, and (in front) Nathan Cuerrier.