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We will Remember Them

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 not weary them, not the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.    –
Laurence Binyon

Barb Cole, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Ladies Auxiliary secretary was one of many volunteers selling poppies during Veteran's Week. Sue Capon photo

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 can attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in three locatons: Picton, Wellinton and Consecon.
PICTON: Service begins at 10 a.m. at the Picton United Church and continues at 11 a.m. at the County Cenotaph. A parade to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Picton follows with a reception and lunch at noon. Entertainment by McGreevy and Hardman follows at 2 p.m.
WELLINGTON: Service begins at 10 a.m. at the United Church. The Civilian Brigade will form up on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. just east of the Wellington Park Memorial Gates which will be re-dedicated at 10:45 a.m. Ceremony at 11 a.m. Your poppy is the only uniform required. Branch #160 reception at noon.
CONSECON: Assemble at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. Branch 509 cenotaph service, followed by a reception at the branch at 11:30 a.m.

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