Posts Tagged ‘remembrance day’

  • Lest we forget

    Nov 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Cadets stand vigil at the Chatham cenotaph on Nov. 11. This year’s Remembrance Day Service held by the Downtown Chatham cenotaph may have been the snowiest in recent years, but that did not stop citizens from honouring and showing respect to...

  • Proud to be Canadian

    Nov 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News3 Comments

    “They came here with 10 children and suitcases.” This from Nancy Vandermeer when talking about her parents, Arend and Aaltje Bisschop, who came to Chatham from Holland in 1949. Vandermeer, one of three children who were born in Canada, said the Canadian...

  • November vigil set to return

    Oct 29, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The call is out for volunteers to stand vigil around the Chatham cenotaph. For the third straight year, the Christ Church community is organizing the vigil in advance of the Nov. 11 ceremony at the site on King Street. It began in 2017 as a commemoration to...

  • Lest We Forget

    Nov 13, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Sunny skies and mild weather helped raise attendance at Remembrance Day services across Chatham-Kent on Sunday. At the Cenotaph service in Chatham, a large crowd turned out to pay their respects to our veterans – the living and the dead who gave the...

  • Lest we forget

    Nov 7, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark Remembrance Day. This year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday. This year, it also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. One hundred years. That was supposed to be the war to end all...

  • Signs we won’t forget

    Nov 15, 17 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature StoryNo Comments

    It’s heartening to see the crowd at the Remembrance Day crowds at the cenotaph in downtown Chatham growing seemingly every year. After all, when you think about the conditions so many of our fighting men and women endured over the years, a little cold...

  • Lest we forget

    Nov 14, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    A piper from the Branch 642 Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band piped a solo during the Remembrance Day Service at the cenotaph in Chatham. Hundreds were on hand to take part in the ceremony and pay their respects to our veterans and those who sacrificed their...

  • Escape

    Nov 8, 17 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Editor’s note: Maj. Edward Francis Carron of Pain Court wrote this piece while still a lieutenant, and his family wanted to share it with the community as we remember the sacrifices of Canadian men and women during war time. When his Regiment invaded Sicily...

  • Pipe band embraces Remembrance Day duties

    Nov 16, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    On Remembrance Day, while some of us braved the elements to attend a ceremony honouring our veterans, the Branch 642 Royal Canadian Legion pipe band tries to attend them all. Well, as many as they can. Pipe band spokesperson Dottie Laurie said the band always...

  • Lest We Forget

    Nov 15, 16 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Under cloudy skies, biting winds and drizzle, over 100 people gathered at the Chatham Cenotaph downtown for the Remembrance Day ceremony Friday morning. The sun eventually emerged, as veterans, dignitaries and families of veterans laid wreaths, including this...