Remembrance Day in Shelburne County
Remembrance Day was marked by several ceremonies in Shelburne County on Nov. 11.
The Shelburne Community Centre was filled to capacity with over 600 people in attendance. Gary Hemeon, master of ceremonies at the Shelburne Remembrance Day ceremony, said that is unheard of in a community of less than 2,000 people.
He said Shelburne has always supported the veterans. After the local Legion Branch 63 closed its doors the Town of Shelburne adopted the ceremony so that it could continue.
“When we lost the legion, we lost a lot,” said Hemeon, who said the legion was a true centre of the community with dinners, dances and social events added to the community.
Five Second World War veterans and Korean War veterans took part in the Shelburne ceremony. “For all who contributed in any way we thank you,” said Hemeon. “And thank you to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
Fred Molyneaux and Bill Cox at the Remembrance Day ceremony.
Cadets took part in the ceremony.