Remembrance Day, 2020

Each white cross bears the name of a young man who sacrificed so much during the First World War.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The lark, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Lived and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

By John McCrae

In Springwater Park, now managed by the Beausoleil First Nations..

The Cenotaph in Springwater Park was erected in honour of ‘The Vespra Boys’ who gave their lives for their country in World War I.

The white crosses bear the names of these young men. Before covid19 restrictions, local high school students identified each of these brave, young soldiers.

Today’s ceremony was brief. Followed by those present solemnly placing their poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph.

A quiet, physically distanced, Remembrance Day ceremony.

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