Bay Roberts Le­gion hosts an­nual re­mem­brance cer­e­mony

The Compass - - NEWS - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY TERRY ROBERTS

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.

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