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Lest We Forget

Soldiers leaving Picton, Aug. 20, 1914. Photo from the collection of Alan R. Capon

Soldiers leaving Picton, Aug. 20, 1914. Photo from the collection of Alan R. Capon

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 attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in Wellington, Picton and Consecon.

Reminder: Portions of Picton and Wellington Main Streets will be closed from approximately 10:30 until after the Remembrance Day ceremonies and parade.

At 3:30 p.m. the Regent Theatre presents the movie Hyena Road, depicting an embattled Canadian American initiative to increase safe transport across Afghanistan. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Wounded Warriors Canada.

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