The time around Remembrance Day is very busy for 21 Army Cadets. We have built a tradition of providing help to our sponsoring Royal Canadian Legions in Hespeler (Br. 272) and Galt (Br.121) with Poppies, Remembrance Dinners, and the Remembrance Day ceremonies in both Hespeler and Galt. This year, we are adding even more events to provide the opportunity for 21 Army Cadets to honour all veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. We will be participating in the following events:

Flag Raising at City hall

Thank you to those who participated. This activity will be updated again in October 2019 for the 2019 poppy flag raising

Poppy Drive with Hespeler Legion

Thank you to those who participated. This activity will be updated again in October 2019 for the 2019 poppy drive.

November 3 - RCL 272-Hespeler Remembrance Dinner (Parents serving)

Thanks to  Mary Margaret Taborek, Laura O'Connor, Maria Tang-Espinola, Natalia Lares, Thomas Samuels, and Rhonda Stewart who have volunteered. If anyone else is still interested, please let the Support Committee know.

For those who are participating, please wear black pants and a white shirt, and report to the Ladies Auxiliary at the Hespeler Legion at 5:30 for service to start at 6pm.

November 1-11 Bells of Peace Gravesite visits

The Dominion Command (National level) of the Royal Canadian Legion is engaging youth in a remembrance activity to honour those who served in the first world war. They have asked for cadets and other youth groups to visit the graves of World War 1 casualties in their community and place Canadian Flags or pins. We have a list of casualties in several cemeteries around Cambridge (including Ayr and Puslinch), but you're also free to add another person to whom you have a connection and would like to add to our list. We are asking for cadets and their parents to visit a few of the grave sites (we will provide the locations and flags). The Army Cadet League and the Legion have asked that we provide some pictures for their newsletters. Sign up here.

November 10 - Bells of Peace and Remembrance Vigil

We will be posting cadets for  one hour shifts through out the night starting at 20:00hrs (8:00pm) November 10th ending at the commencement of the regular services on November 11. For more information, see the White Hackle Blog post - Remembrance Overnight Vigil, or sign up HERE.

November 11 - Remembrance Services

As usual, cadets from 21 Army will be participating at both the Hespeler cenotaph and the Galt cenotaph. Galt participants will march from the Galt Legion to the cenotaph in the parade, and then form up as usual at the cenotaph. The Hespeler participants who are not already here from the overnight vigil will meet at the museum directly behind the cenotaph. Timings TBD. Sign up sheet available shortly.