Rain does not halt Bri­gus cer­e­mony

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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

Sub­mit­ted photo

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.

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