Zone F2 Drumhead Service

Zone F2 Drumhead Service was held Sunday September 24, 2023 at Cobourg Cenotaph in Victoria Park.

It was hosted by Cobourg Legion Branch 133.

Attached are a few pictures and videos of the ceremony.

The Drumhead Service is a tradition that dates back to the 1700’s. On the battlefields, there was often no way for soldiers to attend church, to worship and pray. Instead, the Padre or Chaplain would hold a “Drumhead Service” – creating a temporary altar on the field, using military drums draped with the regimental or National flags. Drumhead Services are still held, as a salute to those who fought on battlefields around the world, and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Zone F-2 is the only Zone in Ontario still carrying on this tradition.


Video 1 – Parade to Cenotaph
Video 2 – Pile the Drums
Video 3 – Un-pile the Drums 1
Video 4 – Un-pile the Drums 2
Video 5 – March Past Salute

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