It’s Remembrance Week

A member of the SD&G Highlanders Army Cadet Corps (foreground) was among those standing sentry at the Ingleside Cenotaph during Remembrance Day commemorations at the monument today, Nov. 6. Sentries were also drawn from 325 Cornwall Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Stormont. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Nelson Zandbergen
Nation Valley News

EASTERN ONTARIO — Remembrance Week is underway.

It’s been a long tradition in several local communities to conduct Remembrance Day ceremonies on the weekend in advance of the official Nov. 11 date — including today’s (Nov. 6) observances in Ingleside, Long Sault, Winchester and Iroquois — and such occasions now fall within ‘Remembrance Week’ as officially enshrined into Ontario law just last week.

The immediate provincial recognition for the seven days leading up to Nov. 11 comes as a result of Conservative MPP Jim Wilson’s private member’s bill to that effect. His proposed Remembrance Week legislation received unanimous all-party support at Queen’s Park on Nov. 3.

See a list here of local Nov. 11 services.

A gallery of photos from the Nov. 6 observances at the Ingleside Cenotaph appears below.

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