Decoration Day

Monday September 20, 2021
Veteran's Decoration Day poster 2021.jpg

(Please note that the Haliburton Legion only has a database for the Evergreen and St. Anthony's RC Cemeteries)

Robertson, Melvin & Marjorie at Bethel C

Anne Dunec placed two crosses of her parent's grave site. Both Marjorie and Melvin Robertson were veterans in WWII

If you have a relative that is a veteran but is not on my list at the Evergreen or St. Anthony's RC Cemetery, please email Linda Heeps at with a name, location of plot, photo of tombstone if possible, birth and death date, some information of their service and I will include them in next year's Veteran Decoration Day event.



September 20, 2021

I would like to thank:

  • Dysart et Al Municipality and St. Anthony’s RC Church for giving the Haliburton Legion permission for our Annual Veterans Decoration Day at the Evergreen and St. Anthony’s RC Cemeteries.

  • Jack Briggs (Evergreen Cemetery)  for having the grass cut and trimmed just prior to the event.

  • (late) Bill Timms, Bill Fry, Jack Briggs and Adele Espina (Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group) for helping with the developing of a database of 143 veterans between both cemeteries.

  • Our sponsors The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129 Haliburton, The Haliburton Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Haliburton & District Lions Club

  • Haliburton Legion President Don Pitman for chairing the event and the Haliburton Legion Executive for all their support.

  • Gord Kidd for providing the wonderful music.

  • The Color Party:  Sgt in Arms Nick Bryant and Brian Hambly, Roger Yearwood, Alex McCracken and Val Jarvis.

  • Lion Betty and David Mills for the loan of their tent.

  • The Highlander and The Haliburton County Echo for providing news coverage of the event.

  • Canoe FM and Moose FM for proving public service announcements

  • Legion Chaplain, Garry, Swagerman for providing opening and closing prayers.