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ember 10 at 10 a.m. In Vars the service was held November 10 at 2 p.m. In Limoges the service was November 11 at 1 :30 p.m. and

in Embrun at 3 p.m. The dates and times are staggered so that the Legionnaires can take part in as many as possible.

The Russell Legion also helps organize Re- membrance Day services in neighbouring villages. Casselman’s service was held Nov-


RUSSELL l The Russell Branch Legion- naires once again organized a powerful Remembrance Day Ceremony filled with respectful symbols of the sacrifice of war and service. M.C. Robin Chalmers of the Russell Legion led the ceremony and parade which was attended by hundreds of people, of which well over 100 were Canadian Forces mem- bers. The Forces Base at Leitrimhas adopted the Russell ceremony for the last few years and took part in the parade. The 5 Cyclone Squadron of Air Cadets, the Sons of Scotland pipe band, members of the RCMP, OPP and Russell Fire Department also attended, as they have for many years. Local Guides and Scouts, Knights of Colum- bus, and other associations laid wreaths. Brigadier General K. Cotten read local vet- eran Charlie Hunter’s poemThe Menin Gate. Sabrina Porteous of Russell High School read In Flanders Fields, Andrew Laplante of RHS read Au Champ d’Honneur, Gwen- dolynne Hamilton of St. Thomas Aquinas High School read Our Heritage, and Le- gion contest winner Michael Hardy of Ecole secondaire catholique de Casselman read her original award-winning poem Through the War. During the two minutes of silence two RCAF Hawks flew past.

Photos Candice Vetter

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