The Canadian Peacekeepers memorial is in the Legion Riders Park
The Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Lansdowne elementary school
John William Boucher was born in Maitland, Ontario, and was working on the railway in the Gananoque area. He claimed to be age 49 when he enlisted in January 1917. Although he was over the age limit of 45, the Canadians needed experienced men for its railway battalion in France. Boucher served almost a year in France when it was discovered that he had been born in 1844, had served very briefly in the Michigan Rifles during the US Civil War, and had enlisted in the CEF at age 72. I have an article that indicates he met King George V before he was sent home. Boucher died in 1939 at age 99. I have a photo of his headstone in Florida which notes he was a Civil War and a WW1 veteran.
Personal protective masks with Legion logo available at Gananoque Legion
Friday 17 July 10:00 am to noon. Sizes Small and Large.
Small Mask: 7” x 5”
Large Mask: 7.5” x 5.5”
Made of polyester
and washable. $10 each Cash only.
The Poppy masks have been sewn and donated by Comrade Shirley Walker and are in short supply.
poppy masks are of medium size. 100% cotton and $10 donation to the legion poppy fund.
Wearing a non-medical mask may be helpful in protecting others around you
Depending on the weather, they will be available just outside the
entrance to the Legion off the Legion parking lot.
FREE LEGION MASK
Send me the story on how youare coping with this pandemic. See above notes.