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Quiet Remembrance Day plan

It will be a quiet Remembrance Day in Hawkesbury, Champlain Township, and Alfred-Plantagenet Township this year. The Hawkesbury Royald Canadian Legion branch confirmed that there will be no parades or official ceremonies on November 11 in order to comply with provincial pandemic guidelines against large gatherings of people. The Legion will place wreathes at each of the cenotaphs in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, L’Orignal, and Alfred on November 11. — archives
It will be a quiet Remembrance Day in Hawkesbury, Champlain Township, and Alfred-Plantagenet Township this year. The Hawkesbury Royald Canadian Legion branch confirmed that there will be no parades or official ceremonies on November 11 in order to comply with provincial pandemic guidelines against large gatherings of people. The Legion will place wreathes at each of the cenotaphs in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, L’Orignal, and Alfred on November 11.
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Remembrance Day will be a quiet occasion this year in several Prescott County municipalities.

The Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion Branch 472 confirmed that there will be no official ceremonies or parades or luncheons for this year’s Remembrance Day on November 11. The decision was made to respect the provincial pandemic protection guidelines against large gatherings.

Instead, the Legion will arrange placement of wreathes on each of the municipal cenotaphs in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill, L’Orignal, and in Alfred on November 11. Anyone who wishes to place their own wreath or leave a Legion poppy on the cenotaph may do so on their own initiative but they are asked to observe the social distancing guidelines and also wear a mask if they see anyone else at or near a cenotaph.

On November 11 the Hawkesbury Legion branch club room will be open at noon for Legion members only to receive and honour all veterans. Social distancing guidelines will be in force.

The annual Legion Poppy Campaign has begun. There are poppy donation boxes at some stores and restaurant outlets. The Legion is also taking orders of Remembrance Day wreaths by email to poppychair472@gmail.com. Details on the size and cost of a wreath are also available through that email address.

The annual Poppy Campaign is a major fundraiser for the Legion to maintain its aid fund for veterans and their families. Anyone who wishes to donate to the campaign can do so by e-transfer to treasurer472@gmail.com.