Adverse weather conditions dogged Sunday’s (Nov. 5) Winchester Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 Remembrance Day parade. But, heavy rain didn’t prevent the celebration from taking place. The parade, as tradition has dictated, was headed up by the Ottawa Police Service Band who led the procession to Winchester Public School where the service was held. Wreaths were then laid at the Cenotaph in front of Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

 

Branch 108 President Janet Morris and Rev. Bruce Kemp observed two minutes of silence in the public school gymnasium Nov. 5.

Nov. 11 marks 96th year of Morewood’s cenotaph

MOREWOOD – This Remembrance Day marks the 96th annual gathering at the cenotaph in Morewood’s downtown core.

Since its initial unveiling on July 6, 1921, the village memorial has long been recognized as one of the most prominent war memorials in rural Eastern Ontario.

On Sat., Nov. 11, the Morewood cenotaph committee, along with the support of area veterans and village residents, will again be hosting an 11 am gathering.

Canadian Armed Forces personnel from CFS Leitrim and the SD&G Highlanders colour party, along with a piper, will be parading from the Morewood Community Centre beginning at 10:40 am.

Following the laying of many wreathes, all involved are invited to return to the centre for lunch.

Other moments of remembrance

Here’s a look at other Remembrance Day ceremonies planned for Nov. 11:

9 am: Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Memorial

10:30 am: the Royal Canadian Legion Morrisburg Branch 48

10:45 am: Metcalfe War Memorial at former town hall

11 am: Matilda Hall in Dixons Corners

11 am: Chesterville cenotaph

Those waiting to lay their wreaths Nov. 5 hovered under umbrellas. Press Photos – Van Bridger