Always remember those who serve

(Left)The 57 SDGHighlander Army Cadets Glengarrian pipe band led the parade to the Vankleek Hill Cenotaph for the Remembrance ceremony over the Nov. 6 weekend. —photo Gregg Chamberlain

(Below) Captain Louis Turcotte (front) of the Vankleek Hill Fire Department, along with Chief Michel Martin, and Vern Gilkes, OPPDetective-Constable (retired), represented local emergency services at the Vankleek Hill Remebrance ceremony over the Nov. 6 weekend. —photo Gregg Chamberlain


Sunday afternoonwas sunny andwarm in Vankleek Hill over the November 6 wee- kend. At the Cenotaph a crowd of close to a hundred gathered to remember local veterans, past and present, and honour thosemembers of Canada’s Armed Forces now serving abroad both as peacekeepers and in wars against oppression. “We live in a world of relative peace, made possible by the sacrifice of these men and women here,” said Mayor Gary Barton of Champlain Township, during the second of two Remembrance ceremonies held in the municipality over the Nov. 6 weekend. “We must never forget those sacrifices,” saidMayor Barton, “and continue to honour thesemen and women, not only on Remem- brance Day, but every day.” The Sunday ceremony began with a pa- rade to the Cenotaph, led by the 57 SDG Highlander Army Cadets, and including members of the Hawkesbury Royal Cana- dian Legion, the OPP and the Vankleek Hill Fire Department, and local Scouts, Wolf Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Sparks and Beavers troops. Representatives for themunicipality, provincial and federal governments, local businesses and service clubs, and indivi- duals presented wreaths or laid individual Legion poppies at the Cenotaph inmemory of men and women from the Champlain Township area who died during either the First or Second World Wars or during the Korean War, and to honour those now ser- ving abroad.

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