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Wreaths laid in Quyon ceremonies

Remembrance Day ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon in Quyon, where those paying their respects braved heavy rain to place wreaths at the town’s cenotaph. Mary Brouse lays the Silver Cross Mother wreath at the base of the cenotaph. Hers was the first to be placed that day, meant to honour all mothers who have lost children in service to their country.
From left: Sgt. Phil Desormeau escorts Roger Dubois as he places a wreath on behalf of the Quyon Lions.
Darlene Morris, former Branch 231 president, lays a wreath as Sgt. Phil Desormeau looks on.
Remembrance Day ceremonies took place Sunday afternoon in Quyon, where those paying their respects braved heavy rain to place wreaths at the town’s cenotaph. The Highland Mist Pipe Band led the parade of soldiers from the Legion hall to the cenotaph.
Pontiac MNA André Fortin pauses alongside Sgt. Phil Desormeau, after the former laid a wreath at the monument during the Remembrance Day ceremonies held in Quyon on Nov. 5.
Soldiers from CFB Petawawa and three Royal Canadian Regiment members took part in the ceremonies. Past Royal Canadian Legion Branch 231 president Darlene Morris said they’re appreciative to have the members return year upon year.

Donald
Teuma-Castelletti
QUYON Nov. 5, 2017
Remembrance Day ceremonies continued the tradition of honouring their service members early in Quyon, with over 100 people gathered at the town’s cenotaph to lay wreaths and pay their respect.
Despite unforgiving, heavy rain, coordinators from the local Royal Canadian Legion Branch 231 soldiered on for the afternoon service, speaking loud from a podium when it became evident that a loudspeaker couldn’t be used in the weather.

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