BROCKVILLE, September 2017 – Congratulations to Cpl Jowett for successfully completing the 2CMBG Ironman competition on September 7, 2017. Before 4 a.m. the competitors lined up anxiously awaiting the firing of a 105-millimetre artillery howitzer signalling that the historic event was underway. A piper played an upbeat melody as the troopers ran, walked or shuffled […]
Two retired officers of The Brockville Rifles, LCol Jeff Shaver (Ret’d) and Major Roger Hum (Ret’d), received Canada 150 Medals. The Canada 150 medals were presented for community service and to recognize their efforts supporting the community. The Canada 150 Medals are an initiative of MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark.
At 1100 on 11 Nov 1918 Armistice was signed following the Canadian’s 100 Days Offensive. However, the war was not over for these soldiers. It would not be until the Spring of 1919 before they returned home. Those that did return home would suffer a lifetime of undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder known as Shell Shock. Today we honour their sacrifice. We Will Remember Them. Lest We Forget.
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