Remembrance Day in Carbonear

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Published on November 15, 2012

Korean War veteran Clyde Prior is seen placing a wreath with help from his daughter, Debra Virtanen. Prior is from Bay de Verde, but resides in Victoria. The 80-year-old served with the Royal Canadian Regiment, and fought in Korea in 1952-53.

Published on November 15, 2012

Lester Hayter (seated) placed a wreath in memory of his brother, Allan Hayter, who died in the Second World War and was a member of the Merchant Marine. Lester was accompanied by his daughter, Jackie Hayter. At right is Rev. Brian Colbourne.

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Ellen Merrigan of Carbonear is seen placing her poppy on the remembrance cross following the ceremony. Merrigan’s grandfather, Terrance Merrigan, was a prisoner of war in Germany during the Second World War.

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Maj. Mutrey (left) and Warrant Officer Charles Noel, a resident of Turk’s Cove, Trinity Bay, salute after placing a wreath at the Carbonear war memorial. Both are members of 37 Canadian Brigade Group.

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Cadet officer Brent Pilgrim played the Last Post.

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Berkley Lawrence (left) and Paul Baldwin of Branch No. 23 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Carbonear salute during the playing of the national anthem. Lawrence is branch president, while Baldwin is sergeant-at-arms.

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Pictured here are Lieut. Gerald McCarthy (left) of Spaniard’s Bay, Legion member Gilbert Noel, and Capt. Lloyd Laing of Carbonear. McCarthy and Laing are members of 37 Canadian Brigade Group.

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Members of Branch No. 23 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Carbonear lead the parade to the war memorial.

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Sandra Cole of Victoria huddles close to her granddaughter Katelyn Piercey of Adam’s Cove. Katelyn turns two on Dec. 2, and is the daughter of Kevin and Adrienne Piercey.

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Sisters Michelle King (left) of Victoria and Sue Baggs of Adam’s Cove braved the bone-chilling winds to observe the ceremony. Both have children who are members of the Victoria Lions cadet corps.

Published on November 15, 2012

Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy (left) and Legion member Ronnie Gallant make their way to the ceremony.

Dozens of people of all ages gathered under a bright mid-morning sun and braced against the biting cold wind Nov. 11 to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Carbonear. A diverse collections of groups, ranging from the Legion and the RCMP to the Girl Guides and cadets were on hand to help pay tribute to the men and women who have served Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador in wartime. Here are some scenes from the sombre ceremony.

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