by Lorraine Payette, written May 8, 2014
(Gananoque, ON) The Branch 92 Royal Canadian Legion in Gananoque will be hosting a launch of the book, Voices from the Past: Canadian Letters from the First World War, on Saturday May 10 at 2:00 pm.
“The book contains about 100 letters from local men and women and about 125 from other Canadians,” says historian Bill Beswetherick.
The 297 page volume gives a very personal look at the experiences of these people during the great War to End All Wars.
Printed in an 8 ½” x 11” format, it also contains 62 photographs which lend to the feel of being there during this important time.
Copies of the book may be purchased at the launch, or at the Legion itself for $27.50 each. It is highly recommended as a wonderful look at the original history of WWI, and would be an excellent choice for the serious history fan or for anyone wishing to know more about Canada’s involvement in this war.
Faces of All Ages Came Out to Pay Tribute
By Lorraine Payette, written November 13, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The rain fell like icy tears, splattering camera lenses and chilling participants as Gananoque gathered in Town Park on November 11 to celebrate Remembrance Day. – to read more>
by Lorraine Payette, written November 9, 2013
(MALLLORYTOWN, ONTARIO) On Friday, November 8, piper Larry Fitzpatrick silenced the assembled crowds with a single skirl from his pipes as he led the honour and colour guards in before the stand of dignitaries and school children at Mallorytown’s 14th annual Remembrance Road ceremonies for local service personnel who gave heir lives during World Wars I and II, and in the conflict in Afghanistan. – to read more>
About 55 WWII and Korean conflict veterans and their families came out for the annual RCL Branch 92’s Veterans’ Dinner held at Carveth Care in Gananoque on June 6, the 69th anniversary of D-Day.
by Lorraine Payette, written June 8, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) About 55 veterans of WWII and the Korean conflict were honoured along with their families as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92 in Gananoque treated them to dinner at the Carveth Care Centre on June 6. – to read more>