Peace, freedom and democracy

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Community pays tribute to legacy of veterans on Remembrance Day

Peace, freedom and democracy

Parrsboro -

Remembrance Day was well marked here last week, with a large turnout on hand for the day's services and activities.
"We will pause in silence to remember and pay tribute to the many thousands of Canadians, who across all wars and in all conflicts that we, as a country have been involved in have given their lives," Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45 president Keith Odlin said following the wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Parrsboro on Nov. 11.
In his speech, Odlin pointed out the legacy of peace, freedom and democracy left by the veterans of our past in their hope for our future.
"Today, I must reflect also on the current guardians of our freedom: those men and women in uniform today," he added. "Those who by sea stand guard in hostile waters, our soldiers who do battle in the hostile regions of our globe and of our airmen who stand ready to protect not only our coastal regions, but far flung regions of the world they might be called to duty in."
Those are the men and women who realize no less, the legion president said, the sacrifice that may be asked of them.
"Today's armed forces service and sacrifice continues the legacy that was left to us by our veterans from yesterday. Since we last gathered here, 36 men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country and for those ideals on which this great country and for those ideals on which this great country was founded," Odlin said.
Addressing the crowd gathered at the cenotaph, Odlin continued, "I will remember that freedom does not come without tremendous cost. I will remember that there are those who, while not having paid the ultimate sacrifice on a foreign battle field, ocean or sky, have given of themselves so much that they will carry the scars and afflictions of those conflicts to their eternal rest. Their sacrifice can last a lifetime."

Pre-laid wreaths:

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by CIBC.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Parrsboro Baptist Church.

In Memory of Ronald Forsythe, purchased by wife Blanche.

In Memory of Carl and Harry Parsons, purchased by family.

In Memory of Joe Parsons and Fred, Bill and Roy Lorette, purchased by Leon and Lorena Parsons.

In Memory of Aubrey Roberts, purchased by Clara Roberts and family.

In Memory of Ted St. Aubin and Ronald Taylor, purchased by Bill, Audrey and family.

In Memory of Kauko "Henry" Witta, purchased by wife Aileen.

Pre-laid crosses:

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by St. Georges Anglican Church.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by St. Brigid's Church.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by The Royal Bank of Canada.

In Memory of Edson "Ted" Clarke, purchased by sisters Aileen, Witta and Nellie Snowdon.

In Memory of Donald Fife, purchased by Russell Fife.

In Memory of Roland Jeffers and John "Sonny" Clarke, purchased by Elenor Jeffers and family.

In Memory of Garth and Douglas Durant, purchased by family.

Wreaths:

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 45.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Town of Parrsboro.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Parrsboro RCMP.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Federal Government.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Province of Nova Scotia.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Parrsboro Fire Dept.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by #67 Minas Lodge.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Parrsboro Lions Club.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Municipality of Cumberland.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Murray and Linda Scott.

In Memory of Lewis Bain, purchased by wife Ruth.

In Memory of Bruce Fullerton, purchased by family.

In Memory of Ham and Dorothy Morris, purchased by Morris family.

In Memory of Bernard Perry, purchased by Alfreda Perry and family.

In Memory of Milford MacAloney, purchased by Ruth and family.

In Memory of Harry Rowlings, purchased by daughters Diane, Karen and Judy.

In Memory of Earl and Murray Fulton, purchased by Fulton family.

In Memory of Stan T. Smith and Murdock Wasson, purchased by Joan Quinn and family.

In Memory of Alison, Frank and Cyril Warren, purchased by Frank Warren.

In Memory of Percy Henwood, purchased by daughter Florence Yorke.

In Memory of George Clarke, purchased by wife Beverly Clarke and family.

In Memory of Rannie O'Laney, purchased by wife Barbara.

In Memory of Douglas Ripley, purchased by wife Lina and son Allan.

In Memory of Ralph Wasson Sr., purchased by wife Marion and family.

In Memory of Jack Boyd, purchased by family.

In Memory of Alex and Stan Boyd, purchased by family.

In Memory of Don Yorke, purchased by Yorke family.

In Memory of Harry Connell, purchased by Yorke family.

In Memory of Clarence "Clad" Copp, purchased by Pauline Currie.

In Memory of Hugh Warren, purchased by Shirley Robinson.

In Memory of Laurie and Dorothy Yorke, purchased by wife Sam.

In Memory of Gerald Osborne, purchased by family.

In Memory of Roberts Adams, purchased by family.

In Memory of Owen Patterson, purchased by family.

In Memory of Odin, Victor, Herbert and Shaw Elliott, purchased by Elliott family.

In Memory of Doug Robinson, purchased by family.

In Memory of Darrell Pettis, purchased by wife Shirley and family.

In Memory of Edgar Smith, purchased by Curtis Smith.

In Memory of John Fullerton, purchased by wife Thelma Fullerton.

In Memory of Cyril Yorke, purchased by sons Arthur and Cyril and daughter Sue.

In Memory of Raymond Smith, purchased by wife Anna and family.

In Memory of Garfield, Vernon and Harold George and Albert Fitzsimmons, purchased by Eileen Fitzsimmons.

In Memory of Basil Winters, purchased by daughter Esther, Ralph, Mark and Jocelyn.

In Memory of George Patterson, purchased by Ruth and family.

In Memory of Maurice Fancy, purchased by son Robert, daughter Wanda and families.

In Memory of Lavetta Willigar, purchased by Barbara MacKenzie.

In Memory of Burton Dewolfe, purchased by daughters Susan Graham and Rachel Allen.

In Memory of Donald Wheaton, purchased by wife Grace and family.

In Memory of George Logan, purchased by wife Ruth Logan and family.

In Memory of George and Merton MacAloney, purchased by family.

In Memory of Stanley R. Dowe, purchased by Ruby.

In Memory of Ted MacAloney, purchased by wife Fie, daughter Bertha and family.

In Memory of Leo Patterson, purchased by Owen Patterson's family.

In Memory of Clarence Lattie, purchased by Lattie family.

In Memory of Ronald Hughes, purchased by wife Irma and family.

In Memory of Henry Brown, purchased by Marg and Marie Brown.

In Memory of Clarence Milberry, purchased by Bonnie and Allison Dowe.

In Memory of Cecil Rushton, purchased by daughter Doreen Smith and family.

In Memory of John Durant, purchased by family.

In Memory of Thomas M. Brown Sr. Thomas Brown Jr. and David Brown, purchased by Brown family.

In Memory of Leo Tibbetts, purchased by his daughters.

In Memory of Allison Quinn, purchased by Marina Quinn and family.

In Memory of Russell and Helen McKenzie, purchased by Tony McKenzie.

In Memory of Basil and Lorway Yorke and sister Doris, purchased by brothers and sisters.

In Memory of Walter "Bud" Forbes, purchased by wife Bernice and family.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Parrsborough Historical Society.

In Memory of Yorke family members who died or served, purchased by Ian Standring.

In Memory of private Frank Owen Phinney, purchased by Gwen Henderson.

In Memory of Jack Morris, purchased by wife Stella.

Crosses:

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Trinity United Church.

In Memory of Ronald Welsh, purchased by Gerald Welsh and family.

In Memory of Ted and John Clarke and brother Roy Thackery, purchased by wife Marjorie.

In Memory of Corky Willigar, purchased by mother Florence and family.

In Memory of Jim Llewellyn, purchased by daughter Marjorie, Archie and family.

In Memory of Onslow Legere, purchased by Archie and family.

In Memory of Art Guthreau, purchased by daughter Marilyn Pettis and son Weldon and family.

In Memory of Foster and Kenny King, purchased by Winters family.

In Memory of Glenford, Gordon and Thorton Canning, purchased by Rector family.

In Memory of Maxwell Gilbert, purchased by wife Irene.

In Memory of Ron Ellis, purchased by Austin Ellis.

In Memory of Carl Shaw, purchased by Ron Shaw and family.

In Memory of Irene McCully, purchased by son Charles.

In Memory of Wallace Byrne, purchased by Rector family.

In Memory of Duncan Mills, purchased by Mills family.

In Memory of Frank, Bill and Hugh Hiltz, purchased by son Doug and daughter Debbie Henwood.

In Memory of Wallace Brown, purchased by Dean and Wendy Brown.

In Memory of James Chambers, purchased by Cecelia and family.

In Memory of James Fulton, purchased by Diane Barre.

In Memory of Kenneth Atkinson, purchased by Atkinson and Hebb family.

In Memory of Kenneth Colpitts, purchased by wife Emily-Jean Colpitts and family.

In Memory of Douglas Smith, purchased by son Wayne.

In Memory of Ron Smith, purchased by Ron Forbes.

In Memory of Claude Winters Sr., Claude Winters Jr., George and Jack Winters, purchased by family mamebers.

In Memory of Charles Llewellyn, purchased by April and family.

In Memory of Bernie Burke, purchased by Burke family.

In Memory of Ralph Morris, purchased by wife Lillian.

In Memory of John Chambers and Lawrence Phinney, purchased by Sandra Hiltz.

In Memory of Bernard and Robert Smith, purchased by Nancy Winters.

In Memory of Edward and Arthur Duffy and Cleve Peck, purchased by Audrey Peck.

In Memory of Lawrence Pettigrew, purchased by Ernest Pettigrew and family.

In Memory of Percy Atkinson, purchased by Betty and Jim Atkinson.

In Memory of Fallen Comrades, purchased by Cross Roads Coop.

In Memory of Robert Marshall Phinney, purchased by sister Jane and

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion Branch, CIBC, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Parrsboro Baptist Church Georges Anglican Church The Royal Bank of Canada Parrsboro Fire Dept. Parrsborough Historical Society

Geographic location: Parrsboro, Brigid, Nova Scotia Duncan Mills Cross Roads

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