Town­ships WW2 Vet­er­ans hon­oured at spe­cial event

Stanstead Journal - - AWARDS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

Pho­tos cour­tesy

Robin Gagnon

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