Remembrance Day On The Island

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November 12, 2019. It was at a Remembrance Day service several years ago that Pieter realized that he was laying a wreath at the Cenotaph outside the Borden-Carleton Legion, and he had no idea who the names listed were.  This started him on the quest to put a face and story to each name and was the beginning of the Borden-Carleton Cenotaph Research Project. So it seems only fitting that a few photos from Remembrance Day 2019 are featured in this blog.

CIMG3636 Nov 11 2019 Borden Legion Pieter & Daria

Pieter and Daria following the inter-faith service at the Borden-Carleton Legion. (Photo credit: Brenda Graves)

The Borden-Carleton Legion does two services on November 11.  The first one is at the Legion at 11 am, with wreaths laid at the Cenotaph.  The other service is in Kinkora, with wreaths laid at the Cenotaph there.

CIMG3641 Nov 11 2019 Borden Legion Remembrance Service

Waiting for the wreath laying to begin by the Cenotaph outside the Borden-Carleton Legion. Two members of the Borden-Carleton Fire Department beside Legion member Arthur Ranahan (hidden behind the Canada flag) and Legion member Carl Payne. In the background are members of the Kinkora Regional High School Band. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

CIMG3642 Nov 11 2019 Borden Legion Remembrance Service Pieter & Kathy Henry

Kathy Henry carrying the wreath that Pieter laid on behalf of the Government Canada at the request of Malpeque MP Wayne Easter. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

CIMG3644 Nov 11 2019 Borden Legion Remembrance Service Pieter & Kathy Henry

A moment of reflection after the wreath was laid at the Cenotaph outside the Borden-Carleton Legion. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

CIMG3647Nov 11 2019 Kinkora Remembrance Service George Palmer Pieter Kathy Henry

Waiting for the service to begin in Kinkora. Left to right: George Palmer, Pieter Valkenburg, Kathy Henry. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

CIMG3659 Nov 11 2019 Kinkora Remembrance Service

After laying the wreath for the Government of Canada at the Cenotaph in Kinkora, Pieter and Kathy Henry leave. Flag bearers are Carl Payne (Canada flag) and Arthur Ranahan. (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

November 11 tends to be a day with inclement weather, but cold and rain never stops people from coming out to remember.  May we never forget!

If you have stories or photos to share about the names on the Cenotaph outside the Borden-Carleton Legion, please contact Pieter at dariadv@yahoo.ca or comment on the blog.

© Daria Valkenburg

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