L-R: Past Executive Officer Roy Brown, Legion President Julie O’Brien, Mayor Nancy Peckford, Past President Sharon Murray and Legion President (Elect) Jay Tousaw

This coming Saturday, June 4, a re-dedication ceremony will be taking place at the Cenotaph on Prescott Street in Kemptville, in front of the old high school, to mark the hundredth anniversary of the memorial to the war dead of the area. The event is being coordinated by Roy Brown, who has been untiring in his work of maintaining the memory and showing respect to those whose names are inscribed on the monument.

The ceremony will feature input from many individuals and organisations in the community, including the Municipal Council, Kemptville Branch 212 of the Legion, and the Kemptville Lions Club. Others participating include the Choir of the North Grenville Community Volunteers and the Kemptville Legion Pipes and Drums. The re-dedication has been the work of a small committee consisting of Roy, Jay Tousaw, and Sharon Murray.

The ceremony begins at 2 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Suite “A” at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Roy Brown has added a note that Suite “A” has a limited capacity of 140 attendees. 

A Post Ceremony Reception for Veterans and their spouses or companions and invited guests will be held at the Kemptville Legion Hall.

November 11, 1947. The Cenotaph was then located beside the old Post Office at the corner of Prescott and Reuben Streets in Kemptville.

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