FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2016 37 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 37 Lake Scugog Historical Society Meeting Wednesday November 14, 7:30 pm RECIPES FOR VICTORY Elizabeth Baird and Bridget Wranich Great War Food from the Front and Kitchens Back Home in Canada. St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Please join us ... ARMISTICE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11 a.m.). In Canada, Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday in all three territories and in six of the ten provinces (Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec being the exceptions). Veterans Affairs Canada states that the date is a “re- membrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace”; particularly the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and all conflicts since then in which members of the Canadian Armed Forces have participated. Veterans Affairs Canada runs a program called Canada Remembers with the mission of helping young and new Canadians, most of whom have never known war, “come to understand and appreciate what those who have served Canada in times of war, armed conflict and peace stand for and what they have sacri- ficed for their country. There will be two Remembrance Day ceremonies held in Scugog Township – Port Perry and Blackstock. The Remembrance Day ceremony in Port Perry will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Scugog Township Hall in downtown Port Perry. Organized by the Port Perry Legion, they ask that the public be in place by 10 a.m. Those that are interested in ordering a wreath are asked to contact the Port Perry Legion. The Port Perry Legion and the Scugog Remembers Committee would like to thank the Scugog Chamber of Commerce for their assistance at this event and their generous support of publishing the program. For details of the Blackstock Remembrance Day cer- emony, visit Led by the youth of Scugog, hundreds of people will participate in a Silent March from Port Perry High School at 9:45 a.m., proceeding to Queen St. to downtown for the November 11 Remembrance Day Ceremony. This Silent March will join veterans, the Legion Honour Guard and Cadets, as they meet in downtown Port Perry. The Silent March is held to represent those who have served their country and who no longer have a voice. Leading the Silent March will be a commemorative Canadian Flag signed by 68 youth of Scugog represent- ing the 68 men from Scugog that did not return from the Great War. During this Silent March, all participants will reflect on the sacrifices that have been made to ensure our rights and freedoms Before the Silent March, there will be short two-minute speeches by elected representatives of the Federal, Provincial, Regional and Township governments that are in attendance. Members of the public who are unable to start at the high school, are invited to join the Silent March as it passes by. The Scugog Remembers Committee would like to thank the Port Perry Seniors Club for their generous sponsorship and support of this initiative. Remembrance Day Silent March Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day Ceremony Sunday November 11