Aamjiwnaang to honour vets Friday
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.” email@example.com