Rain does not halt Brigus ceremony
The rain and snow did not stop several hundred residents from Brigus and surrounding communities from honoring the fallen early Monday (Nov. 11) morning. The decision was made early to move the parade inside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 65 Brigus. Here, numerous community groups, veterans, legionnaires and cadets paraded to show their respect for veterans, past and present.
Brigus sea cadets 249 Effie M Morrissey, Brigus Navy League cadets 119 Vickers Vimy, mayors, clergy members, local LOL members, both Brigus and Bay de Grave fire departments, and invited guests from the 37 Signal Regiment of St. John’s were just a number of the guests laying wreaths just after 11:11 a.m. and the bugle call which marked the two minutes of silence for the town.
November is a busy month for any uniformed member with poppy campaigns. Remembrance Week ceremonies and finally a parade which symbolizes our remembrance and respect for Canadian soldiers.
The weather may have prevented a full parade through the town but it did not stop Branch 65 from being filled to capacity.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
— Submitted by Dawn Parsons, who is an officer with 249 Effie M.
Morrissey sea cadet
Brigus was forced to hold its Remembrance Day ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion on Nov. 11. Here, 249 Effie M. Morrissey sea cadets (from left) Brandon Small, Kelsey Mugford, Brenton Alexander and Matthew Mahoney guard the memorial during the laying of the wreaths.