Recognition Day functions will start at 10:30 a.m. that day before the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. The procession will be driven by the Uxbridge Pipe Band, and will end at the as of late restored cenotaph at the side of Brock and Toronto avenues.
Wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph before 10:30 a.m. with an extra 10 wreaths being laid during the function. Uxbridge Legion president Jim Rowlands will coordinate the administration and Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor will talk, with a two-minute quietness saw at 11 a.m.
A free lunch will be served at the Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin St., following the Remembrance Day function.
We ought to always remember, I mean, we all. Uxbridge
“We ought to always remember, I mean, we all,” said Uxbridge Legion past president and Regional Councilor Jack Ballinger. “Through our parentage, we’ve all had somebody that was associated with the military, some place.”
As indicated by Coun. Ballinger, the Uxbridge cenotaph was renovated after an award was offered through the government for breaking down cenotaphs. The award furnished the Township with $25,000 to be utilized, with the whole venture costing roughly $80,000.
Through different raising money endeavors, Coun. Ballinger noted, the greater part of the assets have been raised with around $20,000 remaining. The site is currently completely open and new stairs have been introduced. An old holding divider at the cenotaph was reconstructed and the uneven grass was supplanted with concrete. New in-ground lights have been introduced, which will light the cenotaph during the evening and new blossoms and trees were planted.
The individuals who wish to give to the repair of the cenotaph can do as such by halting by the Township office, 51 Toronto St., and a receipt will be given.
The yearly poppy battle started a week ago and Legion individuals will look for gifts on different traffic intersections on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Poppy boxes are likewise situated in Canadian Tire, Walmart, Tim Hortons, the Township office, schools and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. As indicated by Coun. Ballinger, poppy boxes are conveyed to around 70 areas in Uxbridge.
On Saturday Nov. 3, a Remembrance dinner for veterans will be held at the Uxbridge Legion at 6 p.m. An extra service will be held in the Uxbridge Council chambers, 51 Toronto St., on Monday Nov. 5, at 9:30 a.m. before board’s Monday morning meeting starts. Neighborhood veterans, a flautist, visitor speakers and understudies will go to the service and everybody is free to join.
For more data or to buy a Remembrance Day wreath, call 905-852-5293.
“Presently it is peacekeepers, youngsters going into administration, we should just always remember on the grounds that you realize what, we wouldn’t have the way of life we have today if not for the individuals before us,” said Coun. Ballinger.