Placentia remembers those who served and sacrificed
The hard pounding rain could not damper the reverence and honour of the Remembrance Day ceremony in Placentia on Nov. 11. With the ceremony moved inside the Royal Canadian Legion in the community, hundreds of residents gathered inside to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for their country and its people. Inside the cramped space, an inner circle was formed by veterans and members of the Legion, along with community groups such as the girl guides, scouts, beavers, Lions Club members, the Star of the Sea Association, the Placentia Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and the 2558 Placentia army cadet corps. Behind them, members of the community stood, each wearing a red poppy. The Compass was there to take in the ceremony.
William F. Collins (left) and Second World War veteran Michael Tremblett watch the ceremony.
Retired Air Force Capt. Mike Taylor (left) and Sgt. William Neville with the Canadian Forces were on hand for the ceremony in Placentia.
Mike Gear, president of the Dunville Lions Club, lays a wreath.
Jason White (left) bends over with his son Brendyn White, along with Legion member Joane Bruce. Jason and Brendyn were laying a wreath in remembrance of Jason’s grandfather, Michael Bruce.