Prescott – This Friday, July 27th, Parks Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Town of Prescott is inviting visitors to honour the centennial of the end of the First World War in Prescott through a special ceremony, a Hometown Heroes exhibit unveiling, and ship tours of the HMCS Moncton – an active Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessel.
In the morning, the HMCS Moncton will be welcomed to the town dock at Prescott by Fort Wellington’s artillery crew. The Department of National Defence will be offering ship tours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
At 11 a.m., a special commemoration ceremony along with the official opening of the Fort Wellington Hometown Heroes Exhibit will take place at the Prescott Legion cenotaph on the fort field. First World War music will be provided by Peter Liu and the Pollycats, with a cannon firing and a piper’s lament. The ceremony will conclude with light refreshments in the Fort Wellington Visitor Centre, with free admission to the fort’s new exhibit, which honours five local heroes of the First and Second World Wars.