Amherstburg Legion Members, Veterans Honoured During Grave Decoration Ceremony

Two hundred and fifty Canadian flags were planted in honour of fallen Royal Canadian Legion members and Veterans at Rose Hill Cemetery in Amherstburg Sunday.

Royal Canadian Legion members march with flags.The event was organized by Royal Canadian Legion Fort Malden Branch 157 and included members of #202 Fort Malden Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps and Knights of Columbus.

The names of ten Legion members who passed away last year were read aloud and then participants planted flags next to tombstones and grave markers. 

I attended, as did Councillor Pat Simone. I was asked to say a few words. I praised the Legion as a valued community institution and thanked the Cadets, who will keep our Legions strong and keep alive the memories of the courage and valour of our Veterans.

A cadet plants a Canadian flag while three cadets holding rifles look on.

A child plants a flag at a grave marker while another walks with a flag.

Councillor Pat Simone plants a flag while Cadets walk past

Knights of Columbus members

Fort Malden Cadets march

Cadets march

 

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  • Donald McArthur
    published this page in Town Hall Blog 2019-06-06 00:12:53 -0500