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Remembrance Day festivities honour veterans in Harbour Grace


By Trina Reynolds

Special to The Compass

The Nov. 11th ceremony attracted people young and old willing to honour those contributed to war efforts past and present. — Submitted photo
The Nov. 11th ceremony attracted people young and old willing to honour those contributed to war efforts past and present. — Submitted photo

HARBOUR GRACE, NL — On behalf of our Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, I would like to take this time to personally thank each and everyone of you for your contributions and continued support to our annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Today, I speak of our children, our youth and our future leaders. Ideally the weather would be warmer for the children but nonetheless it showed the commitments of their families and local organizations such as Girl Guides, CLB and #32 Beothic Sea Cadets on the importance of Remembrance Day and the reflections that followed.

We truly could never know as civilians what our veterans and current soldiers experience in protecting our county, our rights and our freedoms. Remembrance Day may only be recognized once a year, but please keep in mind our veterans, our soldiers, their families and all their sacrifices the whole year through.

The colour party stands a short distance from the Cenotaph in Harbour Grace. — Submitted photo
The colour party stands a short distance from the Cenotaph in Harbour Grace. — Submitted photo

The turn out at our Cenotaph from community members and many organizations reflected the importance Remembrance Day is to each and every one of you. Thank you.

Furthermore, Thank you to all the individuals and organizations that met with our Legion and enjoyed our social following the ceremony. Speaking for our Legion members, we highly enjoyed meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones.

Thank you to St Peter's ACW for their social at Admiral's Marina on the southside of Harbour Grace. Your kind hearts and hard work certainly showed throughout the evening and Branch 15 was honoured to be acknowledged by you.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Harbour Grace held a Memorial Tea Light Service at the Cenotaph. — Submitted photo
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Harbour Grace held a Memorial Tea Light Service at the Cenotaph. — Submitted photo

Lastly, thank you for those whom attended our Memorial Tea Light Service at our Cenotaph that evening. It was with great privilege we have incorporated this into our Nov. 11th ceremony and reflections.

It's with great pride that I am able to address you all again as I have resumed the position of Public Relations Officer for Branch 15. I look forward to many addresses in the future and seeing you all throughout different functions in our community and speaking with you individually.

Lest We Forget.

— Comrade Trina Reynolds is the Public Relations Officer for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Harbour Grace.

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