RMR commemorates 2023 Remembrance Day in Westmount and Pointe-Claire

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel David Bensadoun lays a wreath on behalf of the RMR at the Pointe-Claire cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, 05 November 2023. Photo by Chad Rabkin.

Westmount, Quebec – 08 November 2023: In the Canadian tradition of Remembrance, people from all walks of life gathered together last Sunday, showing their respect by wearing poppies and standing in silence as a symbol of remembrance at municipal cenotaphs across the country.

Following decades of custom, the RMR participated in the Pointe-Claire Remembrance ceremony in the morning and then later were bussed back to their Westmount armoury to march to the Westmount cenotaph for their annual service. Cadets from the regiment’s affiliated units marched in both parades, and the RMR Association (Br. 14) of the Royal Canadian Legion took their place of honour to lead the Westmount parade, with the veterans taking their customary place of precedence for this sacred ceremony.

Returning to the armoury for the RMR’s traditional rededication ceremony where the youngest soldier from the ranks was called forward by the Commanding Officer to read a page from the RMR’s honour roll, which lists every single RMR who has died on active service.

Lest We Forget.

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