Pla­cen­tia re­mem­bers those who served and sac­ri­ficed

The Compass - - THE COMPASS -

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.

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