Never Forget

There was a solid turnout of Sault and area residents for Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph in front of the courthouse, Saturday. Andrew Carmichael was there. He never misses the chance to pay his
respect for those who gave their lives for Canada in two world wars. “My brother and I come every year together,” said Carmichael. “Our father was the in the first World War. It’s in the family. We’ve always paid
respect.” Pointing to courthouse, Carmichael says, “We used to live just around the corner on Albert Street, and I played on this lawn as a kid. We’ve always been coming here.” Carmichael, 84, is concerned that a day will come when the sacrifices may be forgotten. “Young people have to be told a lot more about it. I’m glad to see so many young people today. My great nephew…his grandpa brought him here today. It’s nice to see that, and I hope they keep it up.”


  • Ron Jokelainen

    Ron has returned to writing and reporting after 27 years with Ontario Lottery & Gaming. He began as a staff writer with OLG in 1994 before moving to Sports Marketing in 1997. He retired as a Senior sports analyst in 2021. Prior to OLG, Ron worked in radio and print journalism in the Sault and Simcoe. Folks may remember Ron "Williams" with CFYN-CHAS in the early 90s A graduate of Windsor's St. Clair College Journalism program, Ron lists drumming, gardening and walking among his favourite hobbies.

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