Submitted by Brenda Crawford | Nov 14, 2018
On Remembrance Day in Harrowsmith at the new parkette at 10:45am over a dozen people came together to remember our veterans and war heroes.
The Harrowsmith Beautification Committee took possession of two wreaths from Sydenham Branch Legion, one from Canada and one from the province, and held a small ceremony.
I spoke about how we were actually standing on the spot where the parade of soldiers from WWII marched to the railway station to board the train on the first lag of their long journey. I held letters from my father Harold Snider sent from Italy, France, and England while he served his country.
James Barbeau, sitting in his stroller, held a row of medals earned by Norman Mahood who was a boy soldier from British Columbia.
Rod Crawford told of his father Campbell Crawford enlisting as a boy soldier as well.
Adele Hamelin read In Flanders Fields and after our moment of silence and remembrance we placed our poppies on the wreaths placed by Rod and Greg. Just as we were dispersing a plane flew overhead. It was a good omen.
We are hoping this is just the first of many services held at this site with both the schools participating. Thank you to Merrill for your guidance and kind words sent from the Montreal Street Legion Office. We will never forget.