2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon- Remembrance Ceremonies

2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon- Remembrance Ceremonies
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2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon celebrating our nation’s heros was presented by Access Abilities on 549 Bronte Road in Oakville. Described by one Veteran attending, “This is the best party I have ever been to!”

There was nothing spared.  Special guests such as Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Oakville MP John Oliver, Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford, and Burlington MPP Jane McKenna honoured the Veterans.

This festive occasion featured a Flag and Wreath ceremony led by Colonel Dan Stepaniuk, CD Commander of 32 Canadian Brigade Group, the Mantini Sisters, the Entertainers, the Kerr Street Big Band and a Flypast sponsored by the Great War Flying Museum.

2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

Access abilities has always strived to support our Veterans. Not only do they carry a vast line of health care products often needed by these special Veterans, they also go above and beyond to celebrate the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and to show their appreciation to Veterans of all ages who have served our country.

Along with the 2018 Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, Remembrance Ceremonies began with the Bronte Veterans Parade.

“Lest We Forget”…. Services for our Veterans are held in every community throughout our country – and last Sunday the Royal Canadian Legion Bronte Branch 486 honoured our war heroes, as is their yearly custom, with a parade walking from the legion to the cenotaph for a solemn and heartfelt service. It was a beautiful fall day with leaves still on the trees in full colour. A festive wrapping for this solemn occasion.

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Ella Folino, a Grade seven student at St. Dominic Public School reminded us all that our Veterans were

“Scarce heard amid the guns below
We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders Fields.”

Students, cubs and brownies paraded with our police, our firefighters, our paramedics, our Dignitaries and our veterans and paid respects to all the great men and women who have protected and continue to fight to keep our country free. God Bless them all. They deserve to be cared for and to be celebrated. “We shall remember them”. Thank you from our hearts!

Bronte Veterans Parade

 

Upcoming 2018 Remembrance Day Ceremonies

  1. Downtown Oakville Remembrance Day Ceremony
  2. Memorial Park Remembrance Day

“Every November 11th, Canadians across the country pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who served our country during wartime….. More than 100,000 died… They gave their lives and their future so we may live in peace.” – The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 486 Bronte

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