Brownell meeting the Queen today as Highlanders mark 150 years

Jim Brownell, Honorary Colonel for the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry Highlanders, poses last September at the Long Sault monument to Canadian soldiers of the U.S. Civil War, a project he spearheaded. Brownell meets today with the Queen in his capacity with the Highlanders. The regiment celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

UNITED KINGDOM — South Stormont resident Jim Brownell will visit Queen Elizabeth II today at Buckingham Palace.

The former MPP is having the audience with Her Majesty in his capacity as Honorary Colonel of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders — a regiment celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The Queen is Colonel-in-Chief.

With the meeting imminent, Brownell highlighted the “honour” of representing the ‘Glens’ in front of Canada’s Sovereign, in a Facebook post earlier this morning.

“A great way to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of a proud and historic regiment,” the grandfather and retired teacher wrote. “Hopefully, my back pain will subside a bit and … I’ll enjoy this wonderful experience. Will definitely be thinking of the residents and family back home, and those no longer with us. Especially thinking of my parents, today. They would, indeed, be proud.”

 

 

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