As Remembrance Day approaches, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236, Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Unit 265 and Town of St. Marys plan to honour our veterans with three special events.
On Saturday, Nov. 5 between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm, the Town has arranged for miniature Canadian flags to be available at the St. Marys Cemetery, so that residents may place them on veterans’ graves.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a ceremony and parade. The parade, which includes representatives from the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans, will march from the St. Marys Legion to the Town Hall cenotaph, starting at 11:45 pm. Approximately fifty wreaths will be placed at the cenotaph around noon. The parade will then return to the Legion. Church Street will be closed between Station Street and Queen Street from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm, with parking reserved for veterans in front of the cenotaph.
Finally, Mayor Al Strathdee will lead a Remembrance ceremony at the Town Hall cenotaph on Nov. 11, Remembrance Day, at 10:45 am. This ceremony will include readings by residents. Queen Street between the Tim Horton’s exit and Wellington Street will be closed from 10:45 am to 11:15 am for the event.
Questions about flag placing and the Nov. 11 ceremonies may be directed to the Town’s Corporate Administrative Coordinator, Jenna McCartney at 519-284-2340 ext. 212 or email@example.com. Questions about the Sunday November 6 ceremony and parade may be directed to Legion Poppy Chairman Owen Marchant at 519-284-1779.