80 at ceremony
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.