80 at cer­e­mony

The Glengarry News - - News -

Un­der a bril­liant blue sky with a light breeze strong enough to flut­ter the Cana­dian and On­tario flags, 80 peo­ple gath­ered on Sun­day to com­mem­o­rate Re­mem­brance Day in a mov­ing cer­e­mony at the Ceno­taph in Ap­ple Hill.

Sergeant at Arms Lee MacKin­non of the Alexan­dria Branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion 423 called the pa­rade to fall in be­fore a pro­ces­sion marched to the Ceno­taph for the wreath lay­ing and ad­dresses from the at­tend­ing dig­ni­taries and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Le­gion, the Cana­dian Armed Forces, the RCMP, Royal Cana­dian Air Cadet Squadron 379, and the North Glen­garry Fire De­part­ment, Sta­tion 2 that hosted the event.

Sil­ver Cross Mother Ann Wind’s fa­ther, Mau­rice Brown, was in the Cana­dian Armed Forces for 30 years and served overseas in WWII, her brother Robert Brown was a para­trooper with the Cana­dian Forces, and her grand­fa­ther Fred­er­ick Brown was killed serv­ing with the Cana­dian forces in the First World War.


AP­PLE HILL CER­E­MONY: (Above) Sergeant cadet Tyler MacLeod (Kirk Hill) of the Royal Cana­dian squadron 379 Air Cadets reads InFlan­der­sFields. Two of his great un­cles were killed in WWI. (Right) Master of Cer­e­mony Paul Vil­leneuve at the podium and Cor­po­ral Justin Roberge pre­par­ing to es­cort Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 432 Pres­i­dent Stu­art Nixon in the lay­ing of a wreath on be­half of the Alexan­dria Le­gion.

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