Remembrance Day Service At Borden-Carleton Legion

CIMG4893 Nov 11 2020 Cenotaph outside Borden Carleton Legion

Cenotaph outside Borden-Carleton Legion with the official wreaths.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

November 12, 2020. On November 11, a curtailed, but moving, Remembrance Day service was held outside the Borden-Carleton Legion, in front of the Cenotaph.  The weather was beautiful, unlike in past years!

CIMG4897 Nov 11 2020 Colour parade bearers Arthur & George

Colour parade bearers Arthur Ranahan (left) and George Palmer (right).  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

CIMG4899 Nov 11 2020 Lining up for the parade outside Borden-Carletown Legion

Legion members line up as the names of those being remembered were read out.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

Wreaths had been placed ahead of time, respecting Covid-19 safety measures.  Legion veterans gave the salute for the official wreaths, with Hon. Jamie Fox, MLA for District 19 Borden-Carleton giving the act of respect for the wreath laid on behalf of the Province of Prince Edward Island.

CIMG4900 Nov 11 2020 Pieter takes salute for Govt of Canada wreath

Pieter Valkenburg took the salute for the Government of Canada wreath on behalf of the Hon. Wayne Easter, MP Malpeque.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

After the official wreaths were noted, names were read out ‘in memory of’ for the other wreaths and crosses, and as each name was read out, a Legion member raised the wreath or cross up from its position of lying on the ground.

CIMG4891 Nov 11 2020 Pieter takes salute for Govt of Canada wreath

Pieter Valkenburg wore a clear-window mask as a gesture of inclusiveness and respect for those who need to see a person’s face in order to communicate.  (Photo credit: Daria Valkenburg)

The service was well-organized and put together with a small number of volunteers. 

Remembrance Day may be over for this year, but the work of remembrance of those who served continues.  If you have photos or information to share, please email Pieter at dariadv@yahoo.ca or comment on the blog. 

© Daria Valkenburg

 

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