Six WWII Veterans to get top honors in Sherbrooke
Sunday, November 8th, 2015, six Veterans from Sherbrooke and the vicinity will be awarded the rank of Knight of the French -National Order of the Legion of Honour during the Remembrance Day ceremonies and parade. They participated in the Normandie and Provence Campaign during the 1939 – 1945 War.
population is cordially invited to participate in this historic “Shoulder to Shoulder” event which will begin at 12:00 p.m. with a meet and greet lunch for the Veterans at the Buffet des Continents restaurant on Belvédère Street. This will be followed, at 1:45 pm, by the medals ceremony at the Saint-Michel Basilica-Cathedral. At 3:00 pm, the Remembrance Day Ceremony and wreaths laying at the Cenotaph on King Street in Sherbrooke will take place; around 4:00 pm, the Parade Commander and the Veterans will receive a troop salute at the corner of Wellington and Albert streets.
Consul General of France in Montreal, Madam Catherine Feuillet, will chair the medal ceremony and Brigadier-General Guy Chapdelaine, the Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain, will be responsible for the oecumenical ceremony. At 4:15 pm, the Veterans and the guests are invited for a vin d’honneur and the signature of the golden book at City Hall.
more information, contact Robert Groulx, Service Officer, Unit 318, The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, by phone at 819-565-1904 or by email at email@example.com. Ready for this Saturday’s big game are (l. to r.): coach Vert & Or; Francis Guay, defensive captain; offense capitain; and, co-presidents of the Centraide Estrie campaign;
mayor of Sherbrooke; Vincent Davignon, ball carrier; defensive halfback; and head coach Gaiters.
Bishop’s University Gaiters and the Université de Sherbrooke’s Vert et Or will battle it out for the 10th year in a row, this Saturday at the Université de Sherbrooke stadium, for the coveted Mayor’s Cup. “This will be a meeting ‘par excellence’ of two of Sherbrooke’s founding cultures and it is always a pleasure to take part,” said Sherbrooke mayor Bernard Sevigny. Last year’s game was won by the Vert et Or with a score of 35 to 14. The game, which begins at 1:00 pm., is also a fundraiser for the local Centraide organization.
Jérémi Roch, Sévigny,
David Lessard, Daniel Nadeau
Bernard Kevin Mackey,