Local Legions hosting Remembrance services in north Wellington

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The Drayton Legion Branch 416 will hold a Remembrance service at 2:30 on Nov. 11 at the cenotaph in Drayton.

The Legion parade will form up at the legion at 2:15, then proceed along the parade route to the cenotaph for the service.


The Palmerston Legion Frank Lambier Branch 409 will hold their annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at 11 am on Nov. 11.

Legion members will parade from the Palmerston branch, up Legion Drive, west on Main Street, south on William Street, west on Bell Street to the cenotaph. A short ceremony will take place at the cenotaph with a few guest speakers. 

“Due to the ages of many of our veterans and the increasing attendance by public school students, the length of the ceremony will be much shorter than in the past. We expect the ceremony at the cenotaph to be approximately 30 minutes. We will then parade west on Bell Street, north on James Street, east on Main Street back to the Legion,” Legion officials state. 

Everyone is welcome to attend a light lunch at the Legion after the cenotaph service. A Remembrance Dinner will be held at 6pm. Tickets, can be purchased for $20 at the Legion or by calling 519-343-2004. 

Every year, the Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign to honour those who serve, and to raise funds in support of veterans and their families. The Palmerston Legion campaign is underway and runs to Remembrance Day. Anyone wishing to make a donation should send a cheque payable to Poppy Fund to Palmerston Legion Branch 409, 260 Daly Street, Palmerston, Ontario, N0G 2P0.


Harriston Royal Canadian Legion Branch 296 will be holding their annual Remembrance Day Services on Nov. 6 (Clifford) and Nov. 11(Harriston).

The 2022 format will be similar to last year with outside services only, although Legion members will be on parade this year, with the school children joining in.

Services will be held on Nov. 6 at 2pm in Clifford and Nov.11 at 11am in Harriston. Following the Harriston service, the public is invited to the downstairs of the branch for social time. Refreshments will be available and the Memorabilia Room will be open.

The Harriston branch is thanking all who supported its Poppy Campaign in past years, by sponsoring a wreath. 

“Your continued support would be appreciated again this year,” branch officials state.

“We are asking those who usually purchase a wreath to still do so at a cost of $50. A large wreath has been purchased for the cenotaph once again this year. All names will be recognized and published on Facebook.” 

Donations should be made to Branch 296 Poppy Fund and sent to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 296, 53 Elora Street, South, Box 118, Harriston, ON. Receipts will be issued. 

“It is our duty to remember those who have served or are currently serving our country today! Our support of veterans and their families is essential at all times. ‘We Will Remember Them,’” Harriston branch officials state.

Mount Forest

Mount Forest Legion Branch 134 will hold a Remembrance service on Nov. 6 at the Mount Forest United Church at 11am and a  service at Holstein cenotaph at 2pm.

On Nov. 11 at 10:45 Remembrance Day service starts at Mount Forest cenotaph. There will not be a parade.


Arthur Legion Branch 226 will  parade from legion to the cenotaph for service on Nov. 11 at 10:45am. 

A time of fellowship wil be held at the Legion following the service.

A Roast Beef Dinner will also be held on Nov. 11 at the Legion. Social hour from 6-7pm, dinner at 7pm. 

Tickets are $15 plate and can be sought by calling 519-842-2622.

Community News Staff