(LaSALLE, ON) – Duty. Honour. Sacrifice. That’s what the LaSalle Vipers and their fans will be recognizing during a special Remembrance Day ceremony tomorrow at the Vollmer Complex, prior to their game against the Chatham Maroons.
The Essex and Kent Scottish Pipes and Drums will perform in the concourse prior to the game and Councilor Jeff Renaud will play the Last Post and Reveille on bugle during an on-ice ceremony. There will also be a moment of silence.
Cadets and veterans from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 will be in attendance as well as local veteran Col. Morris Brause, who will say a few words and do the puck drop alongside LaSalle mayor Ken Antaya. Brause, who served 41 years in the Canadian Forces, did tours in Afghanistan, Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq.
“The Vipers organization wants to ensure Canadians never forget the ultimate sacrifice so many have made to secure our freedom and that of others who are oppressed,” said Vipers spokesperson Gail Robertson. “We wanted to honour those who have served in the past and today.”
The ceremony will begin 15 minutes prior to the game. AM800’s Steve Bell will be the emcee and LaSalle’s very own Alexis Meloche will sing the national anthem.
Tickets go on sale at 6pm with the puck drop at 7pm.