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06-Nov-2018

Remembrance Day 2018, 100th anniversary of the Armistice


flesherton cenotaph showing dates 1918

 

November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended WWI and brought relief to the world. At the time Canada's population was 8 million people. More than 650,000 men and women served in WWI from Canada and Newfoundland (Newfoundland didn't join Confederation until 1949).

Canada's participation on the battlefields in Europe were marked with a three month period of victories at the end of the war from August 8 to November 11, 1918 that were known as Canada's Hundred Days.

After the war Canada was no longer viewed as a colony of England.

The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraging spiritual centres across Canada to ring their bells as part of the Bells of Peace at sunset on Sunday Nov 11. Churches in Flesherton, Markdale and Feversham will be taking part.

Local Remembrance Day Services

West Grey

Durham Cenotaph
North side of Mill Street at the corner of Albert Street North
Sunday November 11 at 11am

Southgate

Dundalk Cenotaph
at the Dundalk Parkette
Sunday Nov 11 at 11am

Holstein Remembrance Day Service
was held at the Cenotaph,
Sunday Nov 4th at 1:45pm

Grey Highlands

Flesherton
Cenotaph Memorial Park Hwy 10
Sunday Nov 11 10:30am.
Luncheon follows noon at the Flesherton/Markdale Legion.

Markdale
Cenotaph near Grey Gables at Memorial Grove in Municipal Office Parking lot,
Sunday Nov 11 starts at 10:30am

Priceville
St Andrews Church, dates and times unknown
Presbyterian Church,
was held Sunday November 4th at 10am.

Feversham
Osprey Museum, November 11, 9am to 12 noon
Special displays and refreshments served.

Eugenia
At the Cenotaph in Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, lead by Eugenia United Church.
Nov 11 at 9:30 am


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