Second World War Navy veteran Bob Maas holds the wreath at Port Elgin’s Cenotaph on Sept. 7, surrounded by members of Port Elgin Branch 340 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Fellow Legionairs include, from left: Elizabeth Eby, Norma Dudgeon, Robert Harrison, Bob Maas, President Dan Kelly, and Blair Eby.
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the declaration of the Second World War, the Port Elgin Legion Branch 340 honoured Canada's fallen by placing a wreath at the Port Elgin Cenotaph at 11 a.m., Sept. 7.
Navy Veteran Bob Maas placed the wreath as five members of the local branch proudly stood by.
A Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance ceremony was held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa at the same time. Legion branches had been asked to place a wreath on behalf of their branch at their local Cenotaph or monument.
This comes after Sept. 3 marked the anniversary of the war declaration.
During that conflict, 25,343 merchant ships, with over 164 million tons of cargo on board, sailed across the Atlantic from North America to Britain.