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Commemorative banners line Water Street in Carbonear

Part of poster project by local Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23

Published on July 13, 2017

The banners that line the sides of Water Street in Carbonear are a part of the commemorative poster project, put in place by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 in Carbonear.

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CARBONEAR, NL — Driving or walking down Water Street in Carbonear, it’s not hard to notice the banners hanging from poles that line the sides of the busy street.

It’s part of an effort to remember those who died fighting for their country.

The banners were put in place by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 in Carbonear and are adorned with names, faces, and information about individual soldiers who served during World War I and II. They are a part of the commemorative poster banner project.

Banners dotted throughout the thoroughfare honour names such as Allan Charles Hayter, a resident of Carbonear who served in the Royal Navy during World War II.

The project had been an idea passed around by the Legion for quite some time, with some banners having been created early in 2017.

The commemorative banners were placed along Water Street on July 1 with the help of the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department and Noel Motors, who made the hardware.

Allan Charles Hayter was a resident of Carbonear who served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
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During the initial stages of the project, the Legion purchased four banners. Following the involvement of family, friends vand members of the community, however, a total of 15 banners are included in the project.

Legion members in Carbonear felt as though the banners were a great way to remember veterans and honour those who have risked their lives for others.

The banners still hang along Water Street, and the Legion also says they invite members of the community – churches, businesses, service groups, etc. – to donate to the project.

The cost of a banner donation is $200, with $10 from each contribution going to the Military Family Resource Centre.