French village still honours the RMR 99 years after being liberated

Remembrance service, 11 November 2017, Sains-les-Marquion, France. Photo credit: Marie-José et Maurice Perdu

Westmount, QC, 05 December 2015 – The town of Sains-les-Marquion, France held their annual Remembrance Day service at 11h00 on a rainy 11 November 2017 where they specifically honoured The Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) who had liberated their town on 27 September 1918.  Due to the initiative of Michel Gravel, a bronze commemorative plaque was positioned in the town in 2008, a gift from individual donors through the RMR Foundation, and the town continues to honour the Regiment every year.

They also conduct a service in the ONTARIO CEMETERY, a Commonwealth Grave Commission graveyard where numerous RMR’s are buried, a result of the actions on 27 September 1918.

Band playing at the ONTARIO cemetery, Remembrance service, 11 November 2017, Sains-les-Marquion, France. Photo credit: Marie-José et Maurice Perdu

Special thanks to Marie-José et Maurice Perdu who send us the images every year.

We will remember them / Nous nous souviendrons d’eux.

A rainy Remembrance service, 11 November 2017, Sains-les-Marquion, France. Photo credit: Marie-José et Maurice Perdu

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