2021 Remembrance Day Schedule of Events

Several Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place throughout the community of Onaping Falls on Thursday, November 11. See the schedule below for details. Remembrance Day Cenotaph Ceremony – Downtown Levack @ 11:00 AM (10:45 AM arrival) Maplecrest Cemetery Ceremony – 595 Simmons Road, Dowling @ 11:30 AM Branch 503 Cenotaph Ceremony – 3 St. James…

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Why the poppy?

During the First World War, towns and farms were destroyed, forests were burned and the ground was cratered and muddy from the bombings and rain. Despite the wide-spread environmental damage, one thing survived. In spring, thousands of red poppies started to grow everywhere. When Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae from the Canadian Army saw the poppies in…

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