Large crowds turn out for Remembrance Day
The Compass checked out school assemblies and ceremonies throughout its coverage area and has selected some standout images.
A Sunny Remembrance Day in 2015 may have encouraged more people to come out than usual. Everywhere
The Compass showed up, large crowds were gathered to show respect to those who did what they could during difficult times in an effort to bring peace.
Here are a few of the best pictures we took at events held in Carbonear, Harbour Grace, Old Perlican, Placentia and Spaniard’s Bay.
Bishop’s Cove Mayor Gary Smith (right) is joined by Gordon Parsons to lay a wreath for his town at the Spaniard’s Bay Remembrance Day ceremony.
Michael Tremblett is 96 and among the last surviving Second World War veterans in the Placentia Bay region. He lives in Collinet. Tremblett was given a heroes welcome by some of those in attendance at the Placentia Remembrance Day ceremony, with many people lining up just to shake his hand.
Grade 12 student Marissa Thorne (centre) was the MC for the ceremony at Baccaileu Collegiate’s Remembrance Day assembly on Nov. 10. She is seen here between two members of the 295 Baccalieu Sea Cadets, Lindsay Halliday (left) and Amber Hyde.
Large crowds gathered in front of the war memorial in Carbonear to participate in the Remembrance Day ceremony.
Cpl. Jean Dove, a Second World War veteran, died earlier this year at the age of 91. Her daughter, Barb Sample, is seen here laying a wreath in her mother’s memory during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Harbour Grace. Standing next to her is Cpl. Dove is her granddaughter Lori Dove.
Teacher Pauline Bishop (left) helps students Alicia Dyke (centre) and Kaitlyn Jones light a candle during Holy Redeemer’s Remembrance Day assembly on Nov. 10.