Despite the less than ideal weather forecast, Timmins Legion Branch 88 still plans to have its Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Hollinger Park.
Sergeant at Arms and parade commander Andréa Villeneuve says it’s important to recognize the sacrifices of military veterans in times of war… and today.
“I think this for us is one way of being able to show our appreciation is to be able to do the ceremony at the cenotaph, no matter what,” she tells My Timmins Now Dot Com.
Villeneuve acknowledges that it might be difficult for elderly veterans and Legionnaires to attend. She mentions one who might not be able to.
“He’s going to try, but there’s no promise,” she notes. “However, we are out there for them as well. I mean they’re forever in our hearts.”
Legionnaires will march from the Armoury to the cenotaph for the service at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.