Remembrance Day brought many together to remember Stittsville’s Veterans – those still with us and those who have fallen before us far too soon. As seems to be the norm, the weather was cold and damp, with flurries starting near the end of the ceremony. The Stittsville Legion, Branch 618, organizes this annual Remembrance Day ceremony and every year invites everyone back to their branch for food, beverages and conversation. Always a day of memory with speeches and wreaths being lain – an opportunity to reflect on our freedoms.
For me, this year’s was service was smaller with the usual dignitaries, local businesses and personalities participating. But more poignant, was the entrance of the student choir from Sacred Heart High School, who at every ceremony have performed the singing of O Canada and God Save the Queen. A special moment for many in our community.
One very special project I would like to bring to your attention, is one created by a Goulbourn Township Historical Society sub-committee. The sub-committee has seen its members working for over one year to research and gather the names of every local veteran, born and raised in the former Goulbourn Township, who went off to fight for the cause and lost their lives doing so. The Society’s temporary signage with the names of the soldiers was on display for all to remember what our local heroes gave up – giving our community the freedoms we live everyday. You will see their sign board at the end of the photos.
For those who were unable to attend, the photos below share the memories for 2019 from the Remembrance Day ceremony in Stittsville.
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