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Public ceremony at Glenwood honours veterans

CWO Fillion and Lt.-Col. Harris pay their respects at last year’s firs event. – Peggy deWitt photo

Glenwood Cemetery, in partnership with Branch No. 78 The Royal Canadian Legion and No. 415 Prince Edward County Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada, will hosting the second annual Veteran’s Day Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:45 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery.

Historic Glenwood Cemetery, a 62-acre property in the heart of Picton, is the final resting place for more than 12,000 people, including at least 200 veterans. Among those veterans, are six British airmen who perished while training at the former RAF base known as No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School. This former training base, located overlooking Picton, was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, graduating hundreds of aircrew from many countries during the Second World War.

This special Veterans’ Ceremony, which is being held on the last day of Legion Week, is being presented to honour our veterans and to demonstrate gratitude for the sacrifices they made.

Canadian flags and poppies will be provided to all who wish to decorate the individual graves. A reception will follow in the Stone Chapel.

Organizers for the 2012 Veteran’s Day at Glenwood Cemetery front, from left, include: Carl Tripple, Parade Marshall; Edward (Ted) Taylor, President of Branch #78 Legion; George Court Past President of #415 Wing; Rev. Stan Whitehouse, Padre of Branch #78 Legion and #415 Wing; Sandra Latchford, chair Glenwood Cemetery Board; Robert Bird, President of #415 Wing; Gil Charlebois, 3rd Vice President of Branch #78 Legion and Doug Yates I.P.P. #415 Wing. Peggy deWitt photo

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  1. Gil says:

    A very sincere “Thank You” to all that attended this wonderful heart felt celebration of our 2nd annual Glenwood Vets Rememberance Celebration on the 22 Sept.2012.
    A very special thank you also to the Glenwood Staff for their dedication, once again, at making this ceremony a Rememberance to Remember.
    Reverand Stan did manage to hold off the rain until the last 4 minutes,Thank you.

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