Julie Druker | Nov 05, 2015
Members of the Northbrook Legion headed up the Remembrance Day service in Denbigh with a service and wreath laying ceremony honouring those who fought and died for the country. The service, which took place on November 1 at the Denbigh cenotaph located at St. Luke's United Church, was the first of many Remembrance Day services that are bring held in North, Central and South Frontenac. The service was led by Northbrook Legion Padre, Harry Andringa, who will also be heading up the upcoming Remembrance Day services in Flinton and Plevna.
One of the area's oldest veterans, Gordon Wood was present at the Denbigh service. Wood who is a WW2 veteran, landed in Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944 and fought until liberation took place in Holland on May 5, 1945. Andringa, who is originally from Holland and retired to Flinton, said he met Wood after moving to Flinton. Andringa said both he and Wood experienced the war first hand in Holland, Wood as a Canadian soldier and Andringa as a teenage civilian. The service included prayers and the laying of 13 wreaths by numerous dignitaries, Legion members and members of the community at large.