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.
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.