Billy Bishop Museum to stream annual Honouring Our Local Veterans Ceremony

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This year, the Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound will live stream the 21st annual Honouring Our Local Veterans Ceremony.

The museum and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 6, will be hosting the live ceremony at a private event from the Owen Sound Legion on Sunday, October 24th at 1 p.m. The stream will be available on a number of platforms, and it will be archived on Rogers TV, the Billy Bishop Museum website (http://www.billybishopmuseum.org) and the museum Facebook page. Seven local veterans are being recognized this year.

To date, the Honouring Our Local Veterans ceremony has honoured over 180 First World War, Second World War and Korean War, Cold War and UN Peacekeeping Mission Veterans from Grey and Bruce Counties.

This year’s honourees are:

Corporal Brian Kay, Royal Canadian Air Force, an Airframe and Aviation technician discharged in 2006. Worked on the CC137 and 707 Boeings, the CC130, Hercules and more.

Master Corporal John Stinson, Canadian Armed Forces, A Radio Operator who served on maneuvers in Germany during the Gulf War as well as in Eritrea, Africa.

Gunner Alan Bishop, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, with the 7th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery and first cousin of William Avery Bishop. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme, September 1916.

Private George Grindley, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, enlisted with Fifth Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps, and was killed during the Battle of the Somme, his name is on the Vimy Memorial as he has no known grave in France.

Private Herb MacDonald, Canadian Armed Forces, was a Bren Gunner in the Lincoln and Welland Regiment during the Second World War and was said to be a “fine marksman in action.”

Sergeant Henry (Harry) Cecil Davis, Canadian Armed Forces, with the Highland Light Infantry during the Second World War and landed in Normandy at Bernieres-sur-Mer on D-Day.

Corporal Carl Stacey Hopkins, Canadian Armed Forces, enlisted with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1940 and would not talk about his experiences after the war, he was discharged in January 1946.

If you wish to donate to the program, visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/billy-bishop-heritage/.