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 Created by Linda Heeps 2016

DECORATION DAY

Monday, September 16, 2019

VETERANS BURIED AT BETHEL UNITED CEMETERY IN MINDEN

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

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 celtic.cross@sympatico.ca 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 the 2020 Veteran Decoration Day event.

ADDITIONAL VETERANS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 2020 VETERAN DECORATION DAY SERVICE

THANK YOU

VETERANS DECORATION DAY

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a Village (Haliburton Village) to plan our 1st Annual Veterans Decoration Day

I would like to thank:

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

  • Jack Briggs (Evergreen Cemetery) for helping us find the last grave sites and for having the grass cut and trimmed just prior to the event.

  • Bill Fry, Bill Timms, 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 for providing the funding to hold this event.

  • Chris Youngdale of Vista Signs for designing an amazing banner for both cemeteries

  • Lee MacLean for lending us a template of a white cross that was designed by Malcolm MacLean for the Minden Legion Decoration Day.

  • Don Pitman and Joe Rogers for making 200 white crosses.

  • Haliburton Legion President Paul Sisson for chairing the event and the Haliburton Legion Executive for all their support.

  • Paul Longo and his students from the Haliburton Highlands High School for the placement of the crosses.

  • John Skinner for the invocation and for the reciting of “In Flanders Fields” during the closing ceremonies.

  • Andrew Mansfield from the Haliburton Highlands Pipes and Drums for piping the “Lament” during the opening ceremony and piping during the event.

  • Andy Salvatori for performing the “Last Post” and the “Reveille: during the event.

  • The Color Party:  Sgt in Arms Nick Bryant and Mervin Barrand, Roger Yearwood, Joe Rogers and Brian Hambly.

  • The Haliburton Legion Ladies Auxiliary for providing some of the refreshments.

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

  • All the people who came out to be part of the event.

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

  • Canoe FM and Moose FM for proving public service announcements

  • Susan Hendsbee for additional photos and videos of the event

  • Tina and Gerald Hadley, Cheryl and Mike Waller, Kathryn & Gord Kidd and Marilyn Frost for assisting with the removable of the crosses on the following Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY

PROMO
BANNER
ECHO ARTICLE
ECHO ARTICLE
HIGHLANDER ARTICLE
MALCOLM MACLEAN CROSS
CROSSES BEING MADE
FINISHED CROSS
VISTA SIGN'S BANNER AT EVERGREEN CEM
VISTA SIGN'S BANNER AT ST. ANTHONY
COLOR PARTY ARRIVED
And Poppy Chair Bruce Martin
STUDENTS FROM HHSS ARRIVED
PARTICIPANTS ARRIVING
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HALIBURTON LIONS
COLOR PARTY FORMING UP
CROSSES
JOHN SKINNER "INVOCATION"
ANDREW MANSFIELD & ANDY SALVATORI
ST. ANTHONY'S RC CEMETERY
CROSS PLACEMENT AT EVERGREEN CEM.
WATCHING THE PLACING OF THE CROSSES
CLOSING CEREMONY
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COLORS MARCH OFF
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VIDEO GALLERY

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR ON

MONDAY

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 AT 11AM

AT

ST. ANTHONY'S RC CEMETERY

AND

EVERGREEN CEMETERY

MALCOLM MACLEAN CROSS