On November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. – The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, “the war to end all war” came to an end. The guns finally fell silent, bringing to a close four long years of unspeakable war.
November 11, 2018 will mark the monumental gathering in France and Belgium on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War, the final events which will bring to a close four years of Remembrance and reflection – a centenary that will also no doubt include various events and ceremonies that will take place across Canada.
What a great day on Friday. The members of Branch 187 turned out in better numbers than recent years to take part in the parade and service at the cenotaph. The Colour Parties of both the Branch and the LA looked great.
There was a great showing at the cenotaph by members of the community attending the service. The sunshine sure didn’t hurt.
A big thank you to all who took part in the parade including; the Air Force City Pipe Band, the members of the 429 Squadron, the Fire Department, Masonic Lodge, the Lions, the cadets and students from Colborne Public School.
Our thanks and respects to Lt.-Col Scott Mutton & Comrade Don Prentice for taking the salute as we passed in review.
A special shoutout to little Jack Barber who stood beside his dad saluting us as we paraded to the cenotaph.
Comrade John Ton presents Mayor Marc Coombs with the first poppy of the 2016 Poppy Campaign.
The annual Heroes Highway Ride passed through Colborne enroute from Trenton to Port Hope on Saturday June 4th. On the Herley Road bridge the estimated 2300 bikes passed under this flag as we waved in support of their ride to support our troops. (more…)