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Wiikwemkoong citizens who served honoured with 21-gun salute – Manitoulin Expositor

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201980 Views

November 13, 2019

WIIKWEMKOONG – A chilly day greeted the dozens of people who came to take part in a ceremony marking Aboriginal Veterans Day at the Wiikwemkoong cenotaph last Friday, November 8, at which the attendees paused to reflect on the significance of the day and give their thanks to the community’s last-surviving World War II veteran, Scotty Fisher.

Wiikwemkoong band councillor Margaret (Tish) Manitowabi welcomed everyone on behalf of chief and council as the sun began to peek through the cloud cover and offer much-appreciated warmth. She referred to the names listed on the war memorial as a testament to the people who decided to fight for freedom.

“All of these people here didn’t have to go, but they went for us,” she said.

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