Always remember those who serve

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Not even a pandemic can stop Canadians from honouring past and present veterans, and also thinking about those who will serve their country in the future.

Members of the Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 472), representatives for the OPP and the Town of Hawkesbury, along with several residents gathered at the Hawkesbury Cenotaph at the eleventh hour November 11 for a quiet Remembrance Day ceremony, while also observing the health safety guidelines for wearing masks and practising social distancing.

Similar small gatherings took place in other communities in the Prescott-Russell region and across Canada. Many people stayed home and watched their local Remembrance Day ceremony online or the national ceremony televised from the National War Memorial in Ottawa