SLIDESHOW: Cornwall remembers

Alycia Douglass

CORNWALL, Ontario – The community came together Saturday, Nov. 11 to honour veterans and soldiers lost at war during the city’s Remembrance Day ceremony, held at the Cornwall Cenotaph.

From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear the poppy as a symbol of respect and commemoration for those who sacrificed for our freedom.

Father Kevin Maloney gave the Remembrance Day prayer, remarking on the significance of the poppy.

“Every time a poppy falls, it is a reminder to remember – to pray for those women and men who went off to war and never returned,” said Father Maloney. “Every time we are able to maintain our poppy, we should remember those who came home.”

Cornwall Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297 President, Linda Fisher said she was impressed with the tremendous support from those in attendance.

“It’s so wonderful to see so many people at this solemn day of remembrance,” said Fisher. “When you’re down on the ground, you don’t see what we see. This place is full to capacity.”

Taking a moment to thank patrons for their contribution during the annual poppy drive, Fisher noted that the Legion recently learned of three homeless veterans.

“We will try and do everything we can for them, and that’s where your donations come in very handy,” said Fisher.

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