Remembrance Day falls on Sunday this year
In the local English schools, Friday is a Professional Day, so most are having an assembly on the Thursday.
Heroes’ Memorial School in Cowansville is having their assembly at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Members of Legion branch no. 99, and from District 9, as well as members of the Fordyce Women’s Institute, and Sylvie Beauregard, the Mayor of Cowansville, will also be in attendance.
Poppies have been sold for two weekends. They are available in the Legions in the area and in the schools. The money generated from poppy sales remain mostly in the local area. Most of the money benefits veterans, school programs, Cadet programs, the local food bank, and other worthy causes.
In Cowansville, the parade will take place in front of the Legion on Davignon Blvd. on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. On other years it has been later, but because Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday, the parade will be earlier this year. The minute of silence will be at 11 a.m.
As we reflect on the world as it is today, this is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by many in armed conflict and on peace missions over the last one hundred years. People who have served are the first to say that world war is the last option that should ever be considered. If we do not learn the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat them. If you can get to a service, do so. If not, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. give a minute or two of your time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in Canada, a land, for the most part, of peace.
This graceful monument is located outside the Waterloo Legion.
Poppies were for sale for a three week period. The money from the sale of poppies stays mostly in each Legion’s region.