On November 11 , 2018, CAMI held its annual Remembrance Day Service paying special tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The service was held at Holy Trinity Church in
Grosse Ile. Adam Arsenault, Leading Seaman from the H.M.C.S Charlottetown, was in attendance. The service, lead by Jonathan Patton, started with readings by community members honouring
Remembrance Day. Following these readings, Leading Seaman Arsenault introduced himself and talked about his role in the forces along with a brief history of World War I.
Volunteer Fire Chief Paul Clarke and a few East End firefighters, laid crosses in tribute to those who lost their lives at war. Those attending were invited to light candles in memory of loved ones who fought for our freedom during times of war.
The service concluded with the “Bells of Peace” ceremony. On this day, communities across Canada marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
Following the service, everyone was welcome to a luncheon sponsored by CAMI, held at the Grosse Ile Community Center.
CAMI would like to thank the East End Fire Department, Holy Trinity Church, the Sunday school children, the Municipality of Grosse Ile and the community members in attendance for making this event possible.