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Remembrance Day in Oakville 2013

Please take a moment to honour the men and women who fought for our freedom on Remembrance Day.

Bronte ceremony

November 10, 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. — Parade of veterans starts at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 486 at 76 Jones Street and proceeds via Lakeshore Road, and ends at the Bronte Cenotaph.

11 a.m.— Ceremony at Bronte Cenotaph. Parade will march back to the Bronte Legion where refreshments will be served.

George's Square ceremony

November 11, 10:30 a.m.

Parade of veterans starts at Centennial Square, intersection of Church and Navy streets, and ends at George's Square, on Trafalgar Road between Summer and Palmer avenues.

Hosted by Oakville Legion Branch 114

10:30 a.m. — Veterans (followed by members of the Armed Forces, RCMP, OPP, Halton Police, Oakville Firefighters, Knights of Columbus, Cadets, Scouts and Guides, and local dignitaries) depart from Church and Navy streets and march along Lakeshore Road and up Trafalgar Road to the Cenotaph at George's Square.

11 a.m. — Ceremony at George's Square includes two minutes of silence and a wreath laying ceremony. After the ceremony, veterans march back to Church and Navy streets.

Sunset Vigil

The news is spread far and wide

Another comrade has sadly died

A sunset vigil upon the sand

As a soldier leaves this foreign land

We stand alone, and yet as one

In the fading light of a setting sun

We’ve all gathered to say goodbye

To our fallen comrade who’s set to fly

The eulogy’s read about their life

Sometimes with words from pals or wife

We all know when the CO’s done

What kind of soldier they’d become

The padre then calls us all to pray

The bugler has Last Post to play

The cannon roars and belches flame

We will recall, with pride, their name

A minute’s silence stood in place

As tears roll down the hardest face

deafening silence fills the air

With each of us in personal prayer

Reveille sounds and the parade is done

The hero remembered, forgotten by none

They leave to start the journey back

In a coffin draped in the Union Jack

Sgt Andy McFarlane, 2009.