Re­mem­ber­ing our vet­er­ans

Re­mem­brance Dayy cer­e­mony is this week­end in Port Wil­liams

Annapolis Valley Register - - FRONT PAGE -

Port Wil­liams is hold­ing its an­nual Re­mem­brance Day ob­ser­vance on Nov. 4.

The event will be­gin at 2 p.m. at the Vet­er­ans’ Memo­rial, be­hind the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Arthur L. LeBlanc, Lieu­tenant Gover­nor of Nova Sco­tia, will be the spe­cial guest and the West Nova Reg­i­ment will pro­vide a 14-man quar­ter guard.

This is the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War and of the death of Ge­orge Price, a res­i­dent of Port Wil­liams, who was the last Com­mon­wealth sol­dier killed. Price died in Ville sur Haine, Bel­gium two min­utes be­fore the armistice.

The con­suls of Eng­land and Bel­gium have been in­vited to our cer­e­mony. Price’s nephew, Ge­orge Bark­house, will lay the wreath on be­half of vet­er­ans. He will also be go­ing to Ville sur Haine to par­tic­i­pate in cer­e­monies there.

The lo­cal ser­vice will be led by Rev. Dr. Don Flow­ers of the United Bap­tist Church and Capt. Rev. Maya of the Angli­can Church. The RCMP Pipes and Drums Band will pro­vide mu­sic, mem­bers of the At­lantic Cana­dian WWII Liv­ing His­tory As­so­ci­a­tion will post the vigil, and Can­ning Le­gion Branch #73 will pro­vide the colour party. Re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter the ob­ser­vance.

Also, the Port Wil­liams Health Aux­il­iary hosts its cof­fee party and an­tique toy dis­play Nov. 3 from 9: 30 to 11: 30 a. m. at the Bap­tist Church with a free-will of­fer­ing. There will also be bake, “Touch and Take” and Christ­mas ta­bles. New this year is the sale of Frozen en­trees. Soups may be pre- or­dered by call­ing San­dra Kemp­ton at 902- 542- 5151 or Pat Davis at 902- 542- 9325. Pro­ceeds will go to their projects at VRH, the EKMCHC and within the com­mu­nity.

Sylvia Jacquard Port Wil­liams

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