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Carbonear remembers the fallen during Memorial Day ceremonies


CARBONEAR, NL - Thick fog and light rain blocked the view of the harbour in Carbonear, but residents' Canadian pride during Canada day was as clear as ever. 

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion paying their respects to fallen soldiers at the town of Carbonear’s war memorial.

Lining up at the Salvation Army church at around 10 a.m., vehicles waving Canadian flags along with people decked out in red and white, the parade marched down Water Street despite the less than favourable weather conditions.

The parade was led by a marching band proudly playing O Canada, accompanied by members of the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department, the Royal Canadian Legion, and members of the RCMP.

The parade ended off on Water Street, at the bottom of Bannerman Street, at the cenotaph, where participants in the parade and residents alike joined for the town's Memorial Day ceremonies, where the sun began to peak through the remainders of the heavy rain clouds.

After singing O Canada, Ode to Newfoundland, and joining together for prayer, people of all walks of life honoured those who fought in past wars and battles such as Beaumont Hamel, Vimy Ridge, and Monchy-Le-Preux, by laying wreaths in their name at the base of the cenotaph.

The town's Memorial Day services lasted until around 12 p.m., ending with a benediction by

chris.lewis@cbncompass.ca

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