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WE REMEMBER: Here’s what’s planned for Stittsville’s Nov. 11 ceremony

(Above: Veteran Lonnie Burse at the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Stittsville Cenotaph. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Here’s what’s planned for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Stittsville on Friday, November 11.

  • The parade from the Stittsville Legion (1481 Main St) starts at 1:45 pm and travels to the Cenotaph located at the Johnny Leroux Arena.
  • Remembrance Day Service will commence at 2:00pm. The Sergeant at Arms and Parade Commander roles will be done this year by Mike Fenton.
  • Silver Cross Parents are Richard and Claire Leger.  Their son Sergeant Marc Leger died in Afghanistan in 2002.
  • Following the service the parade will return to the Stittsville Legion via Main St where everyone is welcome for refreshments and entertainment.

 


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PHOTOS: Remembrance Day 2015 at the Stittsville cenotaph

A colour party and the Arnprior MacNab pipe band led veterans in a parade down Main Street for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Arena.  All photos by Barry Gray.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Colour Party followed by Arnprior Pipe band lead the vetrans from the Legion down Main Street to the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)
Marching down Stittsville Main Street
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Colour arrives at Cenoteph. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Colour party arrives at Cenotaph, led by WO Mike Steffin.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Arnprior Pipe Band leads the vetrans into the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray/StittsvilleCentral)
The Arnprior MacNab Pipe Band leads the veterans to the cenotaph.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Vetrans arriving at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)
Parade commander Cpt (Ret’d) Bob Steadman leads veterans arriving at the ceremony.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Members of the Arnprior Pipe Band. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Colour Party and the Arnprior Pipe band arrive at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)
Colour party arrives at cenotaph, led by WO Mike Steffin.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Wreaths placed at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Stittsville vetran Ron Currie. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)
Stittsville Legion past president Major (Ret’d) Ron Currie. He was the master of ceremonies.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Wreaths at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Wreaths at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11 2015. Stittsville Legion member Johnny Leroux accompanies MP Pierre Polilievre as he lays a wreath at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray / StittsvilleCentral)
Korean War veteran and longtime Stittsville Legion member Johnny Leroux escorts MP Pierre Poilievre as he lays a wreath.
STITTSVILLE, ON, November 11, 2015. .City Councillor Shad Qardi prepares to lay a wreath. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)
City Councillor Shad Qadri prepares a wreath as he’s escorted by Stittsville Legion member Lonnie Burse.
STITTSVILLE, ON, November 11, 2015. Sittsville cubs watch as wreaths are being laid at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)
Sittsville cubs watch as wreaths are being laid.
STITTSVILLE, ON, November 11, 2015. Stittsville Legion member salutes at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)
Veteran Lonnie Burse
STITTSVILLE, ON, November 11, 2015. Stittsville Legion member Johnny Leroux lays a wreath at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray /StittsvilleCentral)
Stittsville Legion member Johnny Leroux lays a wreath at the cenetaph.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Stittsville’s Silver Cross parents Claire and Richard Leger, prepare to lay a wreath with their grand daughter Samantha MacDonald. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Stittsville’s Silver Cross parents Claire and Richard Leger, prepare to lay a wreath with their granddaughter Samantha MacDonald.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Stittsville’s Silver Cross parents Claire and Richard Leger, prepare to lay a wreath with their grand daughter Samantha MacDonald. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Vetrans placing wreaths at the Cenetoph. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Jane Louks (left), president of the Richmond Legion.  Edna Monahan from the Richmond Legion Ladies Auxiliary (middle) and Judy Campbell (right) president of Stittsville Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Residents watching during the ceremonies. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Residents watch during the ceremonies.

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Overall view of the Cenetoph during the ceremoneis. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)

STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Air Cadet Patrick Philipson plays Last Post. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
706 Snowy Owls Royal Canadian Air Cadet Flight Sergeant Patrick Philipson plays the Last Post, with piper Jordan McConnell.  McConnell’s grandfather was a Korean War veteran.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Vetran Ron Currie during Last Post. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Veteran Ron Currie during the Last Post.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Vetrans standing as Last Post is played. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
Ladies Auxiliary Zone Commander Pat Warford and Korean War Veteran Johnny Leroux stand as the Last Post is played.
STITTSVILLE, ON. November 11, 2015. Sacred Heart choir. (Barry Gray/ StittsvilleCentral)
The Sacred Heart school choir had over 100 singers at the ceremony. Teacher Theresa Clarke is on conducting on piano.
A veteran and his daughter take a moment to salute after the ceremonies have concluded.
A veteran and his daughter take a moment to salute after the ceremonies have concluded.

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City service changes in honour of Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day

(Photo: Wreaths at the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonial service at the Cenotaph on Warner-Colpitts Lane. Photo by Barry Gray.)

(Media advisory)

To mark this year’s Veterans’ Week, the City of Ottawa will offer special transit services to veterans from Thursday November 5 to Wednesday, November 11. The City will also commemorate Remembrance Day by flying flags at all City buildings at half-mast and by offering free downtown parking to veterans all day on November 11.

The City is proud to honour all the men and women who have served their country as members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Related: What’s open, what’s closed, and what’s planned in Ottawa for Remembrance Day Continue reading


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Here’s what’s planned for Stittsville’s Remembrance Day ceremony

(Above: The Colour Party leads veterans and other participants down Stittsville Main Street on November 11, 2014. Photo by Barry Gray.)

This year’s Remembrance Day activities in Stittsville will begin at 1:30pm on November 11, when the Arnprior Pipe Band will lead a parade from the parking lot of the Legion building, marching to the Cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Community Arena.

The official ceremony begins at 2:00pm at the Cenotaph. This year’s ceremony will include a choir of 125 children, the largest ever for a Stittsville Remembrance Day. This year’s Silver Cross Parents are Claire & Richard Leger. Their son Marc was one of the first Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

It’s a long-standing tradition that participants head back to the Legion on Stittsville Mainstreet afterwards for fellowship and rereshments.

You can see photos from last year’s ceremony here…


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