RE­MEM­BRANCE

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Again this week, The Com­pass presents a col­lec­tion of photographs taken at re­mem­brance cer­e­monies in the re­gion. De­spite se­vere rain on Nov. 11, cer­e­monies went ahead in places such as Pla­cen­tia, Bay Roberts and Car­bon­ear.

Al­though the weather turned sud­denly from clear to freez­ing rain, the Car­bon­ear branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion moved quickly to reroute the cer­e­mony in­doors.

Some 100 lo­cals, vet­er­ans and sup­port­ers, politi­cians and cadet troops packed the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 23 head­quar­ters on Ban­ner­man Street in Car­bon­ear to hon­our the vet­eran sol­diers and peace keep­ers who fought for our right to free­dom.

The pa­rade was can­celled at the last minute, but the change in venue did not de­ter the sup­port­ers from com­ing out.

Dozens of vet­er­ans, Le­gion mem­bers and some ac­tive serv­ing sol­diers from the Cana­dian mil­i­tary stood tall as the cer­e­mony be­gan with the pa­rade of the colour party and its flag bear­ers.

A silent re­spect was given to hon­our those who have served dur­ing the event as many peo­ple from the area car­ried wreaths up the aisle and placed them be­side a white cross, as is tra­di­tion in Canada dur­ing Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies.

The fol­low­ing are some snap­shots from the event held Nov. 11.

Sec­ond Lieut. Bret Pil­grim of the 589 Car­bon­ear Air Cadet squadron plays The Last Call on the trum­pet dur­ing Car­bon­ear’s Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony. It took place in­side Branch 23 Royal Cana­dian Le­gion head­quar­ters in Car­bon­ear.

World War II vet­eran Jack Mur­phy has been a fa­mil­iar face at schools in Car­bon­ear for the past two decades. The raw emo­tion could be seen on his face as he at­tended the Car­bon­ear Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony and stood in the front row. Mur­phy is a mem­ber of Branch 23 of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion.

The hus­band and wife duo of Trudi (left) and Ger­ald Do­minie (Sear­gant at Arms) lay a wreath at the Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony. Both are mem­bers of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 23 in Car­bon­ear.

Le­gion mem­ber Gor­don Good­win stands with his head held high dur­ing the singing of the Ode to New­found­land at the Nov. 11 Re­mem­brance cer­e­mony.

Pho­tos by Melissa Jenk­ins/Spe­cial to The Com­pass

Le­gion mem­bers An­thony Moores (left) and John Coates were flag bear­ers with the colour party for the event.

A vet­eran of the United States Army who fought in the Viet­nam War, Sgt. Hal Evely (left) and vet­eran Clyde Prior of the Korean War laid a wreath dur­ing the Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony in Car­bon­ear.

Act­ing Car­bon­ear Mayor Ge­orge Butt places his poppy on the white cross in mem­ory of Canada’s fallen sol­diers.

Lead­ing Air Cadet Cassie King of 589 Car­bon­ear Air Cadet squadron lays a wreath in mem­ory of vet­er­ans.

Grade 6 stu­dent at Car­bon­ear Academy Ry­lon Rees lays a wreath in mem­ory of his grand­fa­ther Dou­glas Rees who was a vet­eran of the Korean War. Dou­glas passed away about a decade ago of a mas­sive heart at­tack.

Les Hayter is a mem­ber of the Car­bon­ear Le­gion branch, but is also the brother of World War II vet­eran Al­lan Hayter. Les laid a wreath in mem­ory of his brother Nov. 11 at the Car­bon­ear Le­gion head­quar­ters.

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