Remembrance Day 2015

On November 11, 2015 the Genoa Assembly took part in 3 activities.  Two of these were in Belleville and one was in Picton.


In Belleville, Sir Knights Denis Hall, John McGinnis, Jack Koomen, Lloyd Irwin, Don Kirkey, Maurice Villeneuve Jr, Alan Lafond and Tony Kelly participated in the parade and the service at the Cenotaph.

Also in Belleville, Sir Knights Jack Rizzo, Bill Morris and John Stewart once again visited the Richmond Retirement Residence.  This has become an annual visit where Sir Knights, dressed in full regalia, visit with a group of residents to pay tribute to the retired veterans and others who have lost loved ones.

Approximately 40 residents and guests attended.  The event began with a short history of our wars presented by the emcee from the Richmond.  S/K Jack Rizzo presented the poem "Why Wear a Poppy".  S/K John Stewart then voiced tribute to three veterans, stating in brief detail their roll in the war.  Lastly, S/K Bill Morris did the same for another three veterans.

Following this "Amazing Grace" was sung and the group then watched the Remembrance Day broadcast on the big screen TV.

Following the broadcast S/K Bill Morris recited "In Flanders Fields" followed by S/K John Stewart reciting the wartime poem "For The Fallen".

The event concluded with a closing dedication by S/K Jack Rizzo to the veterans, the war brides, our active service members and all residents followed by "The Lord's Prayer".


In Picton, Sir Knights Roy Goodridge, Wayne Brown, Gus Morrissey, Clayton Langevin and Paul Lattanzio participated in the parade and the service at the Cenotaph.  This is the first time in a generation that the Fourth Degree had appeared at the Cenotaph in Picton.

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