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Legion members visit cenotaph early today to lay wreaths

In a quiet, 20-minute ceremony, a few Legion members and local dignitaries honoured Remembrance Day with a private ceremony at the Collingwood cenotaph this morning

A few members of the Collingwood Legion visited the local cenotaph this morning at 9 a.m. to quietly lay wreaths and observe Remembrance Day traditions without the regular crowds. 

The legion asked Collingwood residents to remember from home this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, the legion held a pared-down service that was closed to the public. 

A few wreaths were laid, and a moment of silence observed. Don Doner played the Last Post and the Rouse on his trumpet. Sheila Stewart piped the Piper's Lament. 

Wreaths were laid by Silver Cross Lady Marie Stephenson, Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson, Mayor Brian Saunderson CPO Bryan Grass, Lt. Col. Mike McEachern, Collingwood Legion President Rob Graham, and Ladies Auxiliary President Susan Muller. 

Reverend Brian Goodings said a prayer. 

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