Bay Roberts Legion hosts annual remembrance ceremony
With the rain pelting off the windows at Branch No. 32 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Bay Roberts, several hundred area residents paid tribute today to the sacrifices and service of this country’s military men and women during a Remembrance Day ceremony.
It was the first time in some two decades that the event had to be held inside, but organizers went to great lengths to ensure the event was just as reverent and meaningful.
Here are some scenes from this year’s ceremony.
Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood and Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman laid a wreath on behalf of the town. Wood is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Capt. Karen Dawe (left) and Lieut. Jean Dwyer placed a wreath on behalf of the Church Lads Brigade.
The daughters of Second World War veteran Roy Andrews (deceased), Daphne and Elizabeth, placed a wreath on behalf of their father.
H. Company of the Church Lads Brigade in Bay Roberts took part in the ceremony. In the foreground saluting is Joe Skanes.
Bay Roberts Fire Chief Clarence Russell (right) and Newman Parsons, the brigade’s safety officer, placed a wreath.
Members of Branch No. 32 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Bay Roberts stand to attention.
Ed Jackman (left) and Robert Mugford, both members of the Legion, offer a salute after placing a wreath.
Jim Emberley (left) and Eric Mercer placed a wreath on behalf of Legion Branch No. 32.
From left, Gordon Mercer, Frank Hawe and Eric Roach were three members of the Legion colour guard.