Paying tribute to local veterans

The Haldimand Press attended various Remembrance Day services throughout the county last Thursday, November 11. Below are some highlights.

CAYUGA

CAYUGA—The Cayuga Legion held a Remembrance Day service on November 11, 2021 at the Cayuga courthouse, beginning with the Colour Guard marching and followed by a prayer, the playing of the last post, and a moment of silence. Pictured above are representatives of the Retired Women Teachers of Haldimand Linda Hart of Cayuga, Anne Mageran of Cayuga, and Joanne Weeks of York. Below is legion member Larry Campbell and Jeff Hunt, President, who led the wreath laying.                          —Haldimand Press photos by Meg Deak.

 

DUNNVILLE

DUNNVILLE­—The 611 Harvard Air Cadets (above) stood guard at the Dunnville cenotaph from November 10 at 6 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. November 11, then returned from 6 a.m. until the completion of the Remembrance ceremony. Below, (l-r) Caleb Yu, Yong Zhou, and Capt. Greg Dyson of Robert Land Academy laid a wreath during the ceremony.                  —Haldimand Press photos by Valerie Posthumus.

 

CALEDONIA

CALEDONIA—The Caledonia Legion had a well-attended ceremony for Remembrance Day, which took place at the cenotaph. Shown above, Lynda Dunn of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary salutes the cenotaph alongside a legion member (Haldimand Press photo by Jillian Zynomirski). Below, Hugh Patterson, Victor Ramirez, and Bob Hoover are the three remaining World War II veterans at the local branch (Photo courtesy of Blake Kibbe). 

 

HAGERSVILLE

HAGERSVILLE—The Hagersville Legion hosted their ceremony on November 11, beginning at the hall with a parade to the cenotaph. Shown above, Valerie Harnett laid a wreath in memory of her son, Andrew Harnett, who grew up in Hagersville and was killed while on duty with the Calgary Police Service last New Year’s Eve. Below, a local school sang a special song in remembrance —Haldimand Press photos by Mike Renzella.

HAGERSVILLE — Anson Place joined the ceremonies with their own display of poppies created by students from Hagersville Elementary, St. Mary’s Catholic, Walpole North Elementary, and Jarvis Community Christian School                                       —Submitted photo.

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