Written and submitted to People of PEC by Emily Boone: Completely poised and confident, Emily Boone stood before a room full of veterans and her community. Her speech on Remembrance Day at Picton United Church on November 11, 2016 was both eloquent and deeply moving. In memory of the late Russell Burrows. In her own … More In His Granddaughter’s Own Words
“I wear these medals for all the men who never came back. They gave more than I did.” ~Sir George Wright The scene near Borgo Sabotino, Italy on the night of February 15, 1944 was described like something out of an action flick destined for the silver screen. Instead it was the heroic action of … More I’m Not A Hero: The Gallantry of Sir George Wright
“We’re there to live, move, fight and deny the enemy the same.” ~unknown David Walcott didn’t think he had a story to tell when asked about his life in military service. It wasn’t as if he had served in a major World War and returned home with a battle weary tale. He was an Officer … More Modern Day Military Legacy: David Walcott
“Okay Lord I’ll do it, but remember, this was your idea not mine.”- Rev. Stan Whitehouse Stan Whitehouse was only sixteen years old when he enlisted in the Reserve Army in 1942, and by 1943 he was finally a member of the Active Army. He was a Boy Enlistment in the Royal Canadian Engineers during … More No Longer a Boy: World War 2 Reflections From a Choir Boy
“I call her my warrior woman.” Jeanette Arsenault Best known for her music and social activism over the years, the thing that Jeanette is most proud of is being a mother. Of all the things she has done, which include singing at 2 Olympic Games, recording 7 solo albums and 1 collaboration with her trio … More “This is My Daughter”: Jeanette Arsenault and Kait.