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At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them

Hundreds of people attended the unveiling of the Prince Edward County War Memorial in Picton on Sept. 21, 1920. Brig. Gen. W.B. King unveiled the monument. The assembly as addressed by Maj. Gen. Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, Royal Military College Commandant, Kingston and Brig. Gen. A.E. Ross. – Photograph from the collection of Alan R. Capon.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. – Laurence Binyon’s Ode of Remembrance

Public Remembrance Day ceremonies will not be held in Picton and Wellington this year, but will move forward in Consecon.

Consecon’s service will be in-person with wreaths laid and COVID-19 protocols in place. Consecon Royal Canadian Legion Branch members will be meeting outside the Legion between 10:30 and 10:45 with a colour party and representatives from Canadian Forces Base Trenton as part of the service.

In Picton and Wellington, wreaths will be placed by the Royal Canadian Legion branches and people are encouraged to visit the cenotaphs throughout the day, respecting physical distancing. There will be no veterans’ parade, luncheon or entertainment following the ceremonies.

One CC-130H Hercules aircraft and two CH-146 Griffon aircraft, from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, will conduct flybys over the local area at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov, 11, 2021 for Remembrance Day. Aircraft participation is subject to weather and operational requirements.

Remembrance Day ceremonies are are also being held in Belleville, Quinte West and Frankford.


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