Posted by Gary Cumming

Rotary Remembrance and Veterans Dinner



On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Rotary Club of St. Marys held the Annual Remembrance and Veterans Dinner.  The speaker of the evening was distinguished Western University Professor Jonathan F. Vance who teaches military history, Canadian history and social memory.  He is the author of many books and articles and spoke on the importance of Canadians during the First World War. Pictured L to R: is Centenarian Private William Elgie, Canadian Fusiliers, Canadian Army; Richard Anderson , two tours in Afghanistan with Royal Canadian Air Force, St. Marys Fire Chief; Captain Tom Jenkins, Royal Canadian Signal Corps, Canadian Army, President St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion; Private George Hayes, Black Watch Regiment, Canadian Army Peacekeeping - Cypress; Professor Jonathan Vance; Seaman George Hales, Canadian Merchant Navy; Cpl. Percy Smith, Engineer Corps, British Army; Jim Scott, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve; Peter Bushfield, Past President St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion. Photo by Charlie Hammond