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Portion of Prescott Street being re-commemorated as “Remembrance Way” this November

A ceremony is coming to downtown Kemptville next weekend to honor members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their sacrifices.

According to Fiona Plunkett, a member of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the stretch of Prescott Street between Clothier Street East and Van Buren Street is being re-commemorated as “Remembrance Way.”

“The primary intent of the commemorative designation is to recognize and openly demonstrate North Grenville’s appreciation for the rights and freedoms that our Canadian Armed Forces have fought for during world wars, armed military conflicts, NATO and peacekeeping operations spanning the globe,” Plunkett says.

New signage for Remembrance Way will be installed during the ceremony, Plunkett says, including two large signs with QR codes you can scan to learn more about Kemptville’s various remembrance memorials.

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“There will be an open house with light refreshments at the Kemptville Legion Upper Hall at 100 Reuben Crescent immediately following the ceremony,” she adds. “In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Kemptville Legion.”

If you want to attend the ceremony, it’s happening on November 6th at 2:00 PM in Rotary Park.

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