Aamji­w­naang to hon­our vets Fri­day

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS - LOUIS PIN

The Aamji­w­naang na­tion will pay re­spect to Cana­dian and Indige­nous vet­er­ans alike Fri­day morn­ing, two days be­fore the 100-year an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

Held at the Aamji­w­naang ceno­taph, the an­nual event is a chance to spot­light the sac­ri­fices made in the war, some from the Aamji­w­naang na­tion.

The last Aamji­w­naang vet­eran from the Sec­ond World War, Stan­ley Jack­son, died a few years ago.

“He was pretty ac­tive right un­til his death,” said Chief Christo­pher Plain, adding there are peo­ple from the na­tion cur­rently serv­ing with the Cana­dian Forces.

Dig­ni­taries and other res­i­dents from across Sar­nia and Lambton County are in­vited to the event, which starts around 10:30 a.m. There will be a sec­ond event held in down­town Sar­nia Sun­day, Nov. 11, in spe­cial recog­ni­tion of the 100year an­niver­sary of the war.

“(This) gives up an op­por­tu­nity to rec­og­nize not only all of the vet­er­ans, but all of the indige­nous vet­er­ans as well,” Plain said. “Both in times of con­flict and peace.” lpin@post­media.com

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