Remembrance service held in Aboyne at Wellington County Museum

Before the Wellington County Museum, 471 crosses stand in silent tribute to the lives of local men and women who lost their lives as a result of war.

At a Nov. 5 ceremony, Lynn McClellan, Royal Canadian Legion Zone C-3 Commander, called on the Sergeant at Arms to march in the colours.

Warden Chris White welcomed those attending the second annual ceremony honouring the fallen of Wellington County.

“Last year we honoured the fallen from the Great War. This year staff have added markers to include lives lost in World War II, Korea and Afghanistan.

“There are 471 markers on the front lawn – one for each of the fallen from Wellington County.

White thanked local Royal Canadian Legion branches for their support and participation in the ceremony. He noted Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong was unable to attend, but sent a Canada wreath which was placed by the museum’s cenotaph soldier, which stands next to the side entrance of the building.

White invited those attending and the community to the museum ground once again on Nov. 10 to light a tribute candle at each of the markers.

“These candles will remain lit throughout the evening of Nov. 10 and all day and night on Nov. 11.”

Readers of the Legion honour rolls at the ceremony were:

– Acton (Rockwood/Eramosa cenotaph), Bryan Alder;

– Arthur, John Dalley;

– Drayton, Giles Belek;

– Elora, Ashley Woods;

– Nichol, Gord Brown;

– Erin, Rose Ostrander;

– Fergus and West Garafraxa, Ray Pearse;

– Harriston, Terry Fisk;

– Mount Forest, Derek Moore;

– Palmerston, Jeff Lambier; and,

– Puslinch, Kenneth Budd.