100 years since the end of WWI

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and Quyon’s Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 231 paid tribute to all those who’ve served with a ceremony at the town’s cenotaph on Sunday afternoon. Over 40 wreaths were laid by members of the community to show their respect and everyone was welcome to convene at the Legion for a meal following the service. From left: Soldiers from CFB Petawawa joined the service, including Sapper Sam Sergeant, Sapper Thomas McNamara, Sapper Jacob Yule, Cpl. Steven Johnston, Sapper George Gubarev, and Sapper Nayara Sa.
Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 231 held their memorial service in honour of Remembrance Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday, complete with a parade from their hall and a placing of the wreaths at the Quyon cenotaph. Pictured, long-time member and past president Cal Cummings Jr. continued his role as the emcee, as he has done for over 30 years.
Over 40 wreaths were laid during the ceremony, beginning with the Silver Cross Mother. From left: Robert Casipe escorts MoP Mayor Joanne Labadie, as she places the wreath on behalf of the municipality.
Children from both St. Mary’s and Onslow Elementary School brought up crosses, to be placed at the cenotaph during the ceremony.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
QUYON Nov. 4, 2018
With soldiers standing guard at the cenotaph, over 40 wreaths laid, and many more guests joining the group for the service, the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 231 paid tribute to all those who’ve served in defence of the country at their Remembrance Day ceremonies in Quyon.
Paying special attention to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Quyon Legion continued their tradition of holding a parade with the Highland Mist Pipe Band from their hall to the cenotaph, before starting the actual service at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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