Veterans Week

Visit our new Mattawa Veterans page.



Mattawa Legion parade, Monday, Nov 11

Cenotaph ceremony 11am


History of Remembrance Day: to mark the end of WWI  – the 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month


In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow        

 In Flanders fields.


https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/remembrance-day

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/events/italian-campaign-75th-anniversary