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Firefighters host Remembrance Day Service

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After participating in a parade around the village, Borden firefighters hosted a Remembrance Day service at the fire hall.

BORDEN ‑ The Borden volunteer firefighters held a Remembrance Day parade around the village of Borden and east on 2nd Avenue past the cemetery starting at 10:20 a.m. The fire trucks displayed pictures of poppies created by Borden students. A brief service was held outside the firehall at 10:50 a.m., with about 50 people in attendance.

Pastor Ron Mills welcomed everyone then spoke of the poppy and how its significance originated, this year being the 100th anniversary of the poppy as a symbol of patriotism and faithfulness. He spoke of the soldiers who never gave up the trenches in the First and Second World Wars. Many of those fighting came from Western Canada.

Mills quoted Lester Pearson, who in 1956, when the Suez Canal was attacked, said we need to seek peace rather than fight. Mills cited the 125,000 Canadians serving on peacekeeping missions and noted many firefighters and first responders have also sacrificed.

Mills also spoke of a John Diefenbaker speech on the heritage of freedom and advocating for peace in the world. Mills' address closed with a prayer for all those who have lost their lives and for the peacekeepers now serving. He called on those present to not take for granted the need for peace and freedom.

Last Post was played, the flags were lowered to half mast, two minutes of silence were observed then, as the Reveille was played, the church bells at St. John’s Church were rung 11 times.

A special Remembrance Day service was held at St. John’s Anglican Church Nov. 14 with Rev. Sheldon Carr presiding. Archie Wainwright read the honour roll. In Flanders Fields was read by D. Rawlyk and others read the scriptures. During story time, Carr told of the origin of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance 100 years ago. Music was provided by L. Hosegood.

The Borden Farmers Market is planning a Christmas Sale Saturday, Nov. 27, in the Borden Community Centre from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Vendors will offer baking, woodworking, sewing, Christmas décor and crafts, jams and jellies, jewelry, sewing and more. Admission is free, so plan to drop in and get your Christmas baking and shopping done locally.

The Borden Friendship Club cancelled a Nov. 17 bingo and Nov. 24 potluck supper and program. They are still planning to hold a catered Christmas turkey supper for members Dec. 9 in the Borden Community Centre and will hold a ham and turkey bingo Dec. 15 unless COVID-19 regulations do not allow it to proceed.


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