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We Remember...

We Remember

At this special time of year, we take time out of our busy lives to remember the sacrifices made by brave men and women across the world to put an end to war and bring about peace. We are lucky to be able to enjoy our rights and freedoms as a result of the sacrifices made by others and with the many news reports around the globe, we are thankful to call Canada our home.

All four of our grandfathers served in this war, and in their memory, we thank them for their bravery and courage to help make our country the safe-haven that it is today.

In memory of... 

Samuel Schaffel, Wilfred "Toots" Schwartz, Wilbert "Wib" Flood, Gordon Wreford 

And in memory of the many fallen men and women that served in the First World War and those that continue to serve our great country today.

Wib FloodAbove: Stratford Perth Regiment; Stratford Perth Archives

Wilbert Wib Flood - Stratford

Above: Painting of Wilbert "Wib" Flood - Italy, 1945

Blanche and Wilfred "Toots" Schwartz, Toronto
Above: Blanche and Wilfred "Toots" Schwartz - Toronto 

Above: Gordon Wreford's RCAF Squadron 
Remembrance Day ceremonies in Stratford will begin with a march from the Royal Canadian Legion (207 St. Patrick Street, Stratford) to the Cenotaph at 10 a.m. on November 11, 2016. The march follows along Church St., Huron St., York St and Veterans Drive. The march is followed by the laying of the wreaths ceremony at the Cenotaph.

The Stratford Cenotaph was created by renowned Canadian sculptor Walter Seymour Allward and was unveiled in 1922 just a few years after the end of the First World War.  His work is famous in many cities, including Stratford, but he is easily best known for his creation of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.  

The Remembrance Day Ceremony concludes with a march back to the Legion around noon.