7:30 a.m., Nov. 11)
attend local Remembrance Day ceremonies
By Fred Sherwin
World War II veteran Ed Timson lays a wreath
on behalf of those who perished during the
Second World War at the Orléans Legion
Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
of local residents stood in wet, snowy conditions on Monday
to mark Remembrance Day ceremonies in Navan, Cumberland
Village and Orléans.
Orléans Legion Cenotaph is traditionally the site
of the largest local ceremony with military veterans,
diginitaries, and members of the public gathering to honour
those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving
ceremony began with the playing of the Last Post followed
by a recitation of "In Flanders Fields" and
"Au Champs d'Honneur" and Scripture readings
by padres from thee different denominations.
minutes of silence was then observed followed by the lament,
the reveillier and the benediction which signalled the
laying of the first wreath by Ottawa-Orléans MP
Royal Galipeau on behalf of the Government of Canada.
the snow began to let up, dozens of other wreaths were
layed on behalf of veterans of the Second World War, the
Korean War and the conflict in Afghanistan. Wreaths were
also layed by representatives from local groups and organizations
including the Boys Scouts and Girl Guides, the Cadets
and the Knights of Columbus.
the laying of the wreaths, the names of Legion members
who have passed away in the last year were read out. They
include Jim Armit, Frank Brothers, Fraser Brown, Willie
Ouellet, Jerome Morel, Guy Fortier, Brian Lean, Marcel
Plourde, Eric Rud and Louise Wood.
the laying of the wreaths the dignitaries, mrembers of
the military, RCMP and the Ottawa Police marched off he
parafe ground led by the colour guard and members of the
RCMP Pipes and Drums.
ceremonies were held in Cumberland Village and Navan which
was attended by local World War II and Korean vet Eric
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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