Local veterans to be recognized at three Remembrance Week events

As Remembrance Day approaches, the Royal Canadian Legion – Perth Regiment Branch 236 St. Marys, the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Unit 265 and the Town of St. Marys plan to honour our veterans with three special events.

On Saturday, November 4 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., 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, November 5, 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 at 12:15 p.m. A service of remembrance will follow. Church Street will be closed between Station Street and Queen Street from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with parking reserved for veterans in front of the cenotaph.

Finally, Mayor Strathdee will lead a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Town Hall cenotaph on Saturday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m. Queen Street between the Tim Horton’s exit and Wellington Street will be closed from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for the event.

Questions about the November 5 ceremony and parade may be directed to Legion Poppy Chairman Owen Marchant at 519-284-1779. Questions about flag placing and the November 11 ceremonies may be directed to the Town’s Corporate Administrative Coordinator, Jenna McCartney at 519-284-2340 ext. 212 or jmccartney@town.stmarys.on.ca.

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