Southampton on Lake Huron pays homage to those who served
by Sandy Lindsay

November 12, 2015


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Southampton Cenotaph ... ... and at the end of the day

The Southampton Legion Branch Colour Party lead the parade to the Cenotaph

Veterans and those others who laid wreaths stand at attention and watch the colour party leave

Under warm sunny skies, crowds lined the street in Southampton on Lake Huron for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on.

Each year, the veterans grow fewer in number but the crowds coming out seem to grow larger.  In Southampton, from young students at local G. C. Huston Public School to seniors living in Hampton Court retirement home, those wanting to pay their respect to the men and women who served, and continue to serve in Canada's armed forces, covers the entire spectrum of age.

Chaplain Reverend Keith Reynolds of Southampton United Church and Marilyn Noble, Southampton Legion Branch President

"We are all part of humanity," said Rev. Reynolds, "... and we are very fortunate to be living in this country of Canada ..."
Sgt. Erin Kelly of the Loren Scots laid a wreath for the Dominion of Canada Lt. Bruce Schoettler represented the Province of Ontario
Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith laid a wreath on behalf of the County of Bruce Saugeen Shores Vice Deputy Mayor represented the Town

Local Shriners laid wreaths

Pat O'Connor (L) and Peter Day represented Southampton Rotary

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Local musicians lead the crowds in O'Canada and God Save the Queen

Wendy Kelly (L) & Legion Pres. Marilyn Noble

Veteran Watt Rogers insisted on rising from his scooter to lay a wreath

After the wreath laying, the colour party lead the way as ....

the veterans left to the applause of the crowd

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