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The Timmins Daily Press - Cérémonie à Cornwall (Canada, Ontario)

| 2019-07-22 | Rédigé par WilfridM

Vous trouverez ci-dessous un article en version originale qui a été réalisé par Nick Dunne (The Timmins Daily Press) sur les jeunes de l'association qui ont réalisés une cérémonie à Cornwall (Canada, Ontario) le lundi 22 juillet 2019.

Below is an article in an original version that was produced by Nick Dunne (The Timmins Daily Press) about the youth of the association who performed a ceremony in Cornwall (Canada, Ontario) on Monday, July 22th, 2019.

French teens visit Cornwall cenotaph to honour Glens

(Nick Dunne - Published on: July 22th, 2019)


Three French teens from Westlake Brothers Sourvenir place poppies on a wreath during a ceremony at the cenotaph on Monday July 22, 2019 in Cornwall, Ont. Nick Dunne/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network NICK

A group of 30 teens and young adults from Caen, France, paid their respects to SD&G Glengarry Highlanders who died in the Second World War during a ceremony held at the cenotaph on Monday.

The group was part of Westlake Brothers Souvenir, a French association that aims to remember the Canadian soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy and fought for the liberation of France.

After visiting the armoury, the group arrived at the cenotaph to lay a wreath onto the memorial, placing poppies on it following the singing of O Canada and a moment of silence. They then walked to the Royal Canadian Legion where they read the names of 5,000 fallen Canadian soldiers for over three hours.

“They are part of our local history,” said president Cristophe Collet, who quoted a French expression: “A l’ombre des tombes blanches,” meaning: “in the shadow of the white graves.”

“If we want to build a future we mustn’t forget the past,” Collet said.

Though 75 years have passed since the D-Day, its after-effects are still present in France. Memorials, cemeteries, and the beaches Canadian soldiers had charged onto remain to this day.

“For us, its important to remember because we are one of the last generations to be able to meet veterans,” said Charlotte Girard, one of the young people who visited. “We also want to learn about their families. We want to thank them for what they did.”

The chance to speak to veterans and ask them why they volunteered, how their families had reacted to them enlisting was an honour for the group,

“They’re very humble and modest about what they did. For us, its a big thing, and they are heroes,” said Adelaide Caillet, a member who now lives in Ottawa.

The name Westlake Brothers Souvenir is a reference George, Tommy and Albert Westlake, three Canadian brothers who all perished in Normandy in a matter of days.

The group of volunteers are travelling from southwestern Ontario all the way past Quebec City, making stops through London, Toronto, Cornwall, Ottawa, Montreal, Shawinigan and Levis. By the end of its trip, the group will have read the names of the over 47,000 Canadians who died in the Second World War.

Lynn Kyte, a former Glen who served from 1977-83, attended the ceremony to thank the youth for their remembrance. She had visited a cemetery in Bény-Sur-Mer, where the Westlake Brothers Souvenir had lit 144 candles at the graves of Glens who were laid to rest.

“They were absolutely breathtaking,” said Kyte, who had been moved to tears by the ceremony in France. “We made it our mission to come down and see them.”

This is the second time Westlake Brothers Souvenir has visited Cornwall. The first was in 2015 as Veteran’s Way was established on the stretch of Second Street West between the cenotaph and legion.

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