Townships WW2 Veterans honoured at special event
Last Saturday, seventy years after the end of the Second World War, twentysix local Veterans of that war were honored for their courage, each receiving a commemorative lapel pin and certificates of recognition made especially for the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Canada’s participation in the war. Brigadier General (ret’d) inspecting the soldiers at the Sherbrooke Armoury last Saturday.
An example of one of the certificates of recognition that was given out, last Saturday, to twenty-six local World War Two Veterans.
“We never give these Veterans the recognition they deserve; but with events like this they will be remembered. It’s thanks to these Veterans that we are here,” commented Robert Groulx, the Vice-president of Dominion Command of the Army Navy Air Forces Veterans in Canada who has been working on an initiative to recognize Veterans for the past year.
The event was held at the Armoury of the Fusiliers de Sherbrooke with several dignitaries present including Brigadier General (ret’d) Robin Gagnon, the president of the Ayer’s Cliff Legion, who was the guest speaker.