Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on behalf of Council for Remembrance Day:
On behalf of the Municipality of North Grenville and Members of Council, we join with residents to mark the solemn occasion of Remembrance Day. We honour the brave Canadians in uniform who served and pay tribute for all they have done to keep us safe.
We proudly wear red poppies over our hearts as the symbol of remembrance to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The red flower also is the symbol of the Legion's Poppy Campaign, raising funds to support Veterans and their families.
Let us take the time to remember those who have fought for us and our country. May we pay our respects and gratitude for their help in making Canada the prosperous, free, and secure country we enjoy, acknowledging that such security is hard won and even harder to keep.
Earlier this week, the Municipality lowered its flags for Indigenous Veterans Day, to honour the contributions and sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Metis in service to Canada.
The Municipality of North Grenville has joined others within our community in placing a wreath at the Cenotaph in Downtown Kemptville as a symbol of respect and remembrance. Municipal flags will also fly at half-mast on Remembrance Day.
Lest We Forget.
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