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Lest We Forget

Abby Margetson wearing the jacket and beret from her grandfather Ralph Margetson’s uniform.

Several hundred people remembered the fallen during a sunny and warm Remembrance Day service at Wellington on Sunday.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160, invited civilians to join the parade in honour of veterans who can no longer march. And though a poppy is the only unform required, Abby Margetson wore the jacket and beret from her grandfather Ralph Margetson’s uniform. She also placed a wreath in honour of her great grandfather Ernest Margetson.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, The Last Post sounded out to begin two minutes of silent reflection. The waves coming to shore were the only sound until Reveille.
Following the laying of wreaths, a reception was held at the Legion.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall no weary them, not the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

– Laurence Binyon

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns in Europe fell silent and The Great War was over.
On Armistice Day in 1919, Britain and the Commonwealth observed a two-minute silence in honour of those who had given their lives.

After the end of the Second World War, Armistice Day became Remembrance Day and every year at war memorials and cenotaphs those who served are honoured and remembered.

Few, if any, people who experienced the unspeakable battles of the Great War remain with us today. And though the numbers are dwindling for those who remember the battles of the Second World War, we are proud to see them at the ceremonies along with the men and women who serve today. They are all remembering those who gave their lives and why.
County residents attended Remembrance Day ceremonies in Wellington, Picton and Consecon on Sunday.

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