Remembrance Day in Southampton

Although the day was crisp in temperature at the Southampton Cenotaph, there was no rain, very little wind and the snow held off until the ceremony was almost over.

People lined High Street as members of the Southampton Legion Branch 155, Police, Fire and several organizations marched toward the Cenotaph to lay wreaths in remembrance.


Members of the Southampton Community Band performed a variety of music from war-time melodies to hymns and the National Anthem under the direction of John Wills.

Classes from G. C. Huston Public School also attended the ceremony as they do each year. 

Given the ages of the students, beginning with kindergarten, those in the crowd remarked on how respectful and well behaved the young people were throughout the entire proceedings.


Southampton Legion President, Mike Jukes and Anglican Rev. Ann Veyvara-Divinski, the Legion Padre, presided over the ceremony.


After the Last Post and two minutes of silence, soldiers of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Company fired three rifle volleys in salute.

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Following the wreath laying, the Legion veterans and those in uniform completed a march-past for the official salute.




                                     The official salute taken by Veteran Peter Day