REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater held its annual Remembrance Day service on Wednesday, November 11. Despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 measures, several people did show up to pay their respects to our Fallen. While most wreaths laid in memory of loved ones had been pre-positioned earlier in the morning by volunteers from the branch, a small number of wreaths were laid during the service by representatives of organisations. These included the federal, provincial, and municipal government, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Ladies Auxiliary.
As Remembrance Day also signalled the end of this year's Poppy Campaign, we wish to thank the many groups, local businesses and individuals who contributed in so many ways to the Coldwater Legion's Poppy Campaign. And thank you all of you who proudly wore your Poppy during the past two weeks. This simple gesture of Remembrance is perhaps the best guarantee that in the future, We Will, indeed, Remember Them.
Right: As in previous years, Albert Sauvé opened and closed the Coldwater Remembrance Day service with the national anthem and God Save the Queen (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: Coldwater Branch President Comrade Norm Marion lays a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Right: Representing the Province of Ontario, Brandy Smith laid a wreath on behalf of Jill Dunlop, MPP (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: Bugler Paul Bolyea played the Last Post and Reveille during the Remembrance Day service (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Right: Coldwater Branch Chaplain, Reverend Ron McLean offered prayers and benediction at the Remembrance Day service in Coldwater (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: A Coldwater Branch Colour Party marches on to signal the beginning of the Remembrance Day ceremony. Leading with the national flag is Comrade Randy Rice, followed by Comrade Rick Morse. Sergeant-at-Arms Dave Robitaille is hidden in the background (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Right: Escorted by Chief Warrant Officer Luc Lamontagne (left), Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Brown laid a wreath on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: Representing the federal government, Heather Stanton laid a wreath on behalf of Bruce Stanton, MP (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Right: Mayor Mike Burkett lays a wreath on behalf of the Township of Severn (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: Representing the Ladies Auxiliary, Comrade Anne McArthur pays her respect after laying a wreath on behalf of the Ladies (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Right: More than 60 wreaths were pre-positioned around the Coldwater Cenotaph area earlier in the morning by volunteers from the branch (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)
Left: Coldwater Branch President Comrade Norm Marion addresses the participants assembled in suitable "social distancing" fashion at the Coldwater Cenotaph (Photo by Wanda Beaudoin)