Saturday, November 18, 2006

Rememberance Day Ceremonies - Uxbridge & Port Perry
November 11, 2006

Two ceremonies, in two different towns ~ 20km apart, taking place at the same time. Newspapers need photos of both. No wonder I have so many speeding tickets.

After the service a Rememberance Day parade led people to Elgin Pond in Uxbridge, where the surrounding park was re-dedicated under the name of Veterans Memorial Park. 91-year-old, comrade George Izatt was all smiles as he got to cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new name of the park.

Back at the Legion, Norm Budd who served in WWII and Korea as a Private in the R.C.R., and Roy Povey who served in the Middle East in 1957 with the British Forces sing some old favorites. (Below) Jim Smitherman who served in the R.C.N.V.R. during WWII doing convoy duty, and also on a minesweeper in the English Channel, shows a photo of himself on the HMCS Bittersweet.

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