CARBONEAR, NL - Cold November winds kept the flags flowing during Carbonear’s Remembrance Day ceremony.
However, the weather did not deter residents from coming together as a community to remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice for Canada’s freedoms.
The ceremony, held on Saturday morning, Nov. 11, saw veterans, as well as various members of the community march from the civic centre to the town’s war memorial on Water Street, where hundreds of people stood to listen to several speeches and watch others lay wreaths upon the memorial in honour of those who have fallen.
“It’s a cold one, but we are here to honour our soldiers, and we must remember that war never stopped because of the weather,” said Comrade Leslie Forward of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 in Carbonear.
At the memorial, attendees banded together for prayer and song, as wreaths were placed, one after the other, at the foot of the community’s memorial by various representatives of local organizations including churches, schools, as well as members of the local Royal Canadian Legion, the Carbonear town council, and the Carbonear branch of the Relic Riders Motorcycle Club.
After the ceremony came to a close, participants in the parade marched back through Water Street, making their way to the Legion building to gather together again to enjoy a light lunch, accompanied by live music from a local performer.