Nobleford Legion

We Will Not Forget

In Nobleford Centennial Park on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2017, 100 people gathered together with a small remnant group of the Nobleford Legion Branch 257 to dedicate the New Legacy Pavilion and unveil the Granite Plaque Honor Roll containing names of 134 local Nobleford Legion Veterans. The Nobleford Legion was formed in 1951 by 19 veterans and relinquished its charter in 2014. Over the next 63 years, the Legion would be exemplary in its positive support to all Nobleford area. Legion formed the first fire department, hosted monthly dances, bingos, built and maintained ball diamonds and skating rink, uniformed baseball and soccer teams, provided student education scholarships, Remembrance Day Literacy and poster competitions, and the list goes on. The Nobleford Legion has shaped Nobleford and is part of each of us.

LEST WE FORGET:
Many soldiers come home to a household of strangers; in Lucinda Luchia’s case, she had not seen her dad for six years.
Freedom has a price

LEST WE FORGET:
Most veterans would not speak of their horrors and that is why the Legion became so important. It was a gathering place for those, with the experience of war, to sit and talk or just be with others who truly knew their pain, in silence. No one else could ever truly understand.
Freedom has a price

Thank you to the Community that together, expressed respect and appreciation of those that have and currently serve our Country and protect our freedom. Participants in the Ceremony: Nobleford Senior Citizens Society, Nobleford School Choir led by Anna McBryan, RCMP Sargent Tom Howell, Nobleford and District Emergency Services Chief Ryan Wagner and Crew, Kirk Hofman, Mayor Don McDowell, Past Nobleford Legion President Bill Plomp and Lucinda Luchia, David Hofman, CRC Pastor Frank Lanting, MRC Pastor Bob Derrick, Veteran Pete Pelly, Kendrick Oudshoorn, Retired RCMP Pat Pearce, NRC Deacon Gerard de Leeuw, Nobleford and District Museum Society.

Legion Memorial Dedication speech
Lucinda Lucia Speech, Nov. 11, 2017
Nobleford November 11 2017 Remembrance Day Ceremony Program

Firing Salute prior to and following 2 Minutes of Silence:

Noble Central School’s choir, led by Anna McBryan, sings “Grant Us Peace” while wreaths are lain:

Photos from the Remembrance Day Ceremony held on November 11, 2017:

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