Six WWII Vet­er­ans to get top hon­ors in Sher­brooke

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke 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 rgroulx­ 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.

Photo cour­tesy

Jérémi Roch, Sévi­gny,

David Les­sard, Daniel Nadeau

Éric Lou­bier

Ryan Hec­tor,

Bernard Kevin Mackey,

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