Honouring sacrifice in Bay Roberts

Nicholas Mercer
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The sun was shinning and a light breeze as the Town of Bay Roberts held mid-day ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Honour at the war memorial on May 9.


The Bay Roberts event was one of a number of ceremonies happening across the country as Canadians honoured the over 40,000 men and women who served in Afhganistan, as well as the 162 who died during conflict.

Among the dead are 13 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

The poignant ceremony also paid tribute to a Canadian diplomat, a Department of National Defence contractor, an embedded Canadian journalist and more than 40 United States Armed Forces members who were killed while under Canadian command in Afghanistan.

The Bay Roberts ceremony brought together members of the Royal Canadian Legion, town officials, provincial officials, as well as members of the Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department and a veteran who served in Afghanistan.

Some of the words spoken brought tears to the eyes of onlookers.

One attendee and her family was sure to catch the eye of every one at the ceremony.

Shearstown's Taylor Hutchings showed her support garbed in her prom dress, which featured a camoulage design. She's enjoying prom activities with Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts today (May 9).

The Compass was there and took these shots.



Geographic location: Bay Roberts

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