Remembrance Day

 

 Sunny, blue skies graced the Remembrance Day ceremony held in Iroquois on Sunday, November 6. 

Veterans,  members of the Royal Canadian Legion, police and firefighters, business and civic representatives, scouts and families and ordinary citizens of South Dundas gathered at the Iroquois cenotaph following a memorial service at the Legion, branch #370. 

The Legion padre, the Reverend Janet Evans, reminded those gathered for the act of Remembrance, that the names etched on the gray stone monument are eternal reminders that many of those who enlisted from South Dundas never came home again.

For many area families, the cenotaph is the final marker for lost sons, husbands and fathers. 

Traditional wreaths were laid in honour of the fallen by both the very young and the very old during the cenotaph ceremony. Pipe Major Mike Durant of the Kemptville Pipe Band played the Last Post followed by Reveille, after those gathered observed  two minutes of silence.

 At the end of the service, the reverend Janet Evans, spoke the ancient words, 

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old…At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.”

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