Sunday, July 5, 2020

Remembrance Day celebrated in Wallaceburg (Photos, Video)

The annual Remembrance Day service was held in Wallaceburg on Monday morning.

The celebration began at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, where a video presentation, created by students at WDSS, was shown before the laying of the wreaths.

Through wind and a steady snow, members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18 led a march to the Cenotaph, where the more formal service was held, including two-minutes of silence.

Here is a video taken by Dana Haggith:

Minister Monte McNaughton, the MPP in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, was in attendance at WDSS and the Cenotaph service in Wallaceburg.

Wallaceburg Councillors Carmen McGregor and Aaron Hall were in attendance, representing the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

“Happy to represent the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, alongside Councillor Carmen McGregor, this morning for the annual Remembrance Day service in Wallaceburg,” Hall posted on social media.

“First at WDSS and ending at the Cenotaph in Wallaceburg. It was an excellent video presentation at the school, created by our local youth, a nice march to the Cenotaph through the snow and a touching ceremony, as always, by Branch 18 at the Forks. It was great to see so many people from our community paying their respects to our Veterans.”

The Legion hosted a luncheon back at the branch following the service.

Here are some more photos from the ceremony:

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