Service Runs in the Family

It seems that for some families, military service is a given.  It’s an attitude that runs through the generations.  Such is the case for Millbrook’s Ridge family, as evidenced by the multiple Veteran Banners flying from lampposts around town. John Ridge served in the 136th Battalion in Belgium in WWI. … Continue reading

Memorial Tree Recognizes Courageous Hockey Mom

In 2022 Joshua Palewandrem joined the Millbrook Stars U15 hockey team, while his Mom Brenda was in the midst of fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda never missed coming to a game and cheering on the team. Once while travelling a great distance to a tournament, she became stuck… Continue reading

WWII Veteran Bill Bellinger with the Banner bearing his Name

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bill Bellinger on October 2nd at PRHC after suffering a stroke.  Bill was a popular visitor at the Millbrook Legion, known for his quick smile, his enthusiasm for life and his dancing skills.  In WWII he served with the 11th Infantry… Continue reading

Remembrance Day in Millbrook

This year’s Remembrance Day Service in Millbrook was very well attended and unlike many of the previous services, took place under sunny skies. Padre John Sloan and Rev. Rob Ross delivered messages of support and respect, putting the sacrifices of our armed forces, past and present, in perspective.  A few… Continue reading

COVID Hits the Local Legion

It’s tough times at the local legion.  Even Remembrance Day services have been cancelled.  The flag will fly at half-mast and wreaths will be laid at the foot of the Cenotaph on November 11th, but there will be no service at the Cenotaph this year.  Legion members are encouraging everyone… Continue reading

COMMENT – November 2019 – We Remember

The next time you are stopped behind a high school bus, look at the students getting off – wearing toques and earphones, joking with friends, or off in a world of their own.  Now picture them in an armed forces uniform. This month, we honour the men and women who,… Continue reading