Sunday 6 January 2013

New Year's Day Levee, 2013

New Year's Day 2013 dawned brutally cold, about -12C. Realizing our duty to protect the City, a few of us that survived the festivities of the night before, made our way to City Hall. Once it was determined that there were no Fenians hiding in the snow banks, we joined with the Mayor and City Council and were piped inside by representatives of the Brockville Pipe Band. While thawing out,we received greetings and wishes from all levels of government and a presentation was made to our most senior member.

Ron Wills, uncle of John Karn, turns 90 years old this year. A WW II veteran of many fierce campaigns overseas, Ron is part of our support group and joins us on many celebratory occasions. He was presented with a Temperance Medal by Mayor David Henderson. He swore he "never" touches the stuff and is deserving of this award. If you believe that, I have some swamp land in Florida ..........
Congratulations Ron!

Perhaps because of the cold weather, visitor turnout was low, but many thanks to Mark, Brian, Tim, John K, Uncle Ron, and Gord for holding up the Red side. Denis stopped by, SSgt Mike made an appearance on crutches. You should see him march on those crutches. SPEEDY RECOVERY, Mike!

A small group of us made a traditional stop at the Brockville Rifles Levee and enjoyed their hospitality. It was good to see Jeff who threatens that we will see more of him this year.

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