CEF Civic Memorial is complete in Thunder Bay, Ontario and was formally revealed on Saturday September 21, 2019. This memorial is dedicated to the First World War battalion of the current regiment, the 52nd (New Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.
This memorial saw a parade of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR) arriving at the site. Also on parade were the Royal Canadian Army Cadets of the Regiment, a combined flag party of several Branches of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. The parade was led by the MacGillivary Pipe Band which was formed 100 years ago to lead troops to the trains.
Soldiers of the LSSR dressed in First World War uniforms were posted at the Monument at the beginning of the ceremony. Once the memorial was dedicated, LGen. Lavoie ordered that, “The 52nd Battalion has done its duty. Relieve the Guard.” At this point, The New Guard from the LSSR took their posts and The Old Guard was marched off.
Once The New Guard had taken over their duties, region mayors, branch chiefs and Legion presidents took part in a wreath laying ceremony, songs were sung by the Fort William Male Choir .
Flags Unlimited was honoured to supply the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment with flags as well as two 30’ flagpoles for this memorial. For more information on our commercial flagpoles, click here.
Thank you so much to the LSSR for sending us pictures of the installation of the flagpole and the ceremony, as well as offering some incredible background information on the event that took place.