Remembering our veterans
Remembrance Dayy ceremony is this weekend in Port Williams
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