Halton Hills Newspapers

The Acton Monthly, December 2022, p. 3

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 THE ACTON MONTHLY PAGE 3 Remembrance Day ceremony held in honour of fallen soldiers & veterans A good-sized crowd of Acton going downofthe sunandin the laying of wreaths, and a residents came out to pay the morning, we will guest singing performance by their respects to fallen remember them.” the Robert Little School choir soldiers and veterans durin; in honour of those who served. the Royal Canadian am | The November 11th ceremony was in addition to the Remembrance parade and ceremony that was held on Saturday, November 5th. The Parade commenced at Eastern Ave and ended at the Legion Branch 197’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11th. Held at the Cenotaph on Mill Street East, Cenotaph with a memorial the ceremony started service. with the singing of the It is to note that this Remembrance Day ceremony marked 104 years since the First World War ended and 77 years since World War II was national anthem, O Canada. Following the anthem, Legion Branch 197 President, Peggy Included in the ceremony was the reading of the names of arene estes the poem fallen soldiers, and the declared over. . playing of the ‘Last Post’ A total of 21 soldiers from “They shall not grow old, as before a moment of silence at Acton paid the Ultimate we that are left to grow old; 11:00 AM. Sacrifice during WWI and 22 Age shall not weary them, nor . soldiers from Acton died the years condemn. At the Atietammonient pr silence, during WWII. The Rouse’ was played, with Rognvaldson passes away at 104 Dorothy Rognvaldson, one of Acton’s continue to do so until she oldest residents, died on November 16th voluntarily gave up her license at at the age of 104. 98. Rognvaldson and her husband, Rognvaldson was also a member of Clarence, first moved to Acton in late the Red Hat Society and a driver 1945. for the Wheels to Meals program Throughout her life, Rognvaldson Sth biaks2 Uke, volunteered Trinity United Church For her contributions to the and worked 16 years at The Acton Free community, Dorothy was awarded Press, while raising daughters Janet Acton Citizen of the Year in 2011, and Nancy. the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 and on her 100‘ birthday in 2018, Mayor Rick Bonnette presented her with a Key to the Town of Halton Hills. Following her husband’s death in 1995, she began volunteering with the Re Cross, transporting seniors, and would

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