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Valley Journal Advertiser - - CLASSIFIEDS - Sylvia Jac­quard

The pres­ence of youth at the Port Wil­liams Re­mem­brance Day ob­ser­vance is good to see.

They are not only in the au­di­ence but are in­volved in the event. The PWES/Glooscap school choir, un­der the di­rec­tion of mu­sic teacher Jennifer Hiseler, sang A Wish for Peace. Wreaths were laid by youth of the vil­lage and by mem­bers of the Brown­ies and Guides. As well, the win­ning en­tries from PWES for the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion’s poster and po­etry con­tests were part of the af­ter-ser­vice dis­play. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Rowan Lloyd, who won first place in the ju­nior po­etry cat­e­gory.

We are also very for­tu­nate that The Port Wil­liams/Glooscap El­e­men­tary Schools choir per­form A Wish for Peace at the Port Wil­liams Re­mem­brance Day Ob­ser­vance on Nov. 5. Youth are a sig­nif­i­cant part of the event, also lay­ing wreaths at the ceno­taph and hav­ing the PWES win­ners of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion’s art and po­etry con­tests on dis­play.

vol­un­teers of the NS RCMP Pipes and Drums and the At­lantic Cana­dian Mil­i­tary His­tory As­so­ci­a­tion re­turn each year to add such stir­ring mu­sic and in­ter­est­ing dis­plays to our event.

Lead­ing the ser­vice were Rev. Bar­bara Bishop, Rev. Liz John­son

and Cameron Porter (the singing) from the Bap­tist Church and lay reader Chris­tine Ross from St. John’s Angli­can. Mem­bers of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 73, Can­ning, marched on the colours, and mem­bers of the At­lantic Cana­dian Mil­i­tary His­tory

As­so­ci­a­tion pro­vided the vigil. Trum­peter Lind­say Rand played the The Last Post and the Reveille that fol­lowed the two min­utes of si­lence while the Pipes and Drums played the La­ment. Rev. John­son read the scrip­tures, Ms. Ross read the names of the fallen, LCDR Rev. Steven Cochrane led ev­ery­one in the Act of Re­mem­brance and Rev. Bishop con­cluded with a prayer.

Four­teen wreaths were laid: on be­half of vet­er­ans, war brides, the fed­eral, pro­vin­cial and mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ments, the Vil­lage, the Lions Club, the fire­fight­ers, the WI, Vil­lage youth, Brown­ies/ Guides, and the Angli­can, Bap­tist and United churches.

After­wards there were re­fresh­ments and dis­plays in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Each time the as­so­ci­a­tion’s dis­play has some­thing dif­fer­ent; this year items and re-en­ac­tors rep­re­sent­ing the Rus­sian and Ger­many mil­i­tary. Ad­di­tional pho­tos can be viewed in the Vil­lage Photo Gallery at portwilliams.com.

The corn chow­der/ham­burger soup (with dessert) lun­cheon will be tak­ing place on Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m. in Lock­wood Hall. Cost is $8.

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