Recognizing the many individuals from the Township of Zorra Ontario, who have served our country from the 1860’s to the present day.

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Dame Vera Lynn

The Heroes of Zorra web site committee was saddened to hear about the recent passing of Dame Vera Lynn at the age of 103.   Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular "Forces' Sweetheart" who serenaded British troops abroad during the Second World War got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favourites such as We'll Meet Again, and The White Cliffs of Dover.  May you rest in peace Dame Lynn

Memories Of The Great War

on Wednesday, 24 July 2013. Posted in Stories

Written by Rev. Stanley Johnston

When I returned from Alberta, in October, 1915, students were enlisting daily. We were pressed to enlist. “Why aren’t you in uniform.” asked a stern-faced maiden lady. The lad replied. “For the same reason that you are still single -physically unfit.” Looking back, there was an element of selfishness in enlisting. It was the popular thing to do.

Guns under Harrington officer help stop attack

on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Posted in Stories

printed in a newspaper May 24, 1945

When I returned from Alberta, in October, 1915, students were enlisting daily. We were pressed to enlist. “Why aren’t you in uniform.” asked a stern-faced maiden lady. The lad replied. “For the same reason that you are still single -physically unfit.” Looking back, there was an element of selfishness in enlisting. It was the popular thing to do.

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