Ring­ing re­mem­brance, 100 years later

Port Rex­ton-Trin­ity East CLB com­pany par­tic­i­pates in ‘Bells of Peace’

The Packet (Clarenville) - - News - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS

The young mem­bers of the Port Rex­ton-Trin­ity East CLB com­pany will be tak­ing part in a spe­cial cer­e­mony of re­mem­brance this Nov. 11, ring­ing the Bells of Peace in uni­son with the rest of Canada.

In recog­ni­tion of the 100year an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War, the CLB com­pany in Trin­ity Bight will help ring the bells in var­i­ous churches in the area at sun­set,

4:29 p.m., on Nov. 11 co­in­cid­ing with oth­ers across Canada to mark a cen­tury since the First World War ended.

The CLB mem­bers will be split up through­out the churches in the Trin­ity Bight to ring as many dif­fer­ent bells as pos­si­ble.

In ad­di­tion to the bell ring­ing, the CLB will also par­tic­i­pate in a call to ac­tion for youth by the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion to mark as many graves of First World War vet­er­ans ahead of Nov. 11 this year.

The 15 CLB mem­bers, along with some help from Girl Guides in the area, will mark the es­ti­mated 120-150 graves of vet­er­ans in Trin­ity Bight with Cana­dian Flags.

Lieut. Michael Cooper of the CLB says af­ter see­ing the ini­tia­tive from the Le­gion he pre­sented the idea to the mem­bers in his com­pany. He says they were ex­cited by the op­por­tu­nity.

Start­ing on Nov. 1, the CLB mem­bers mark the graves in small groups, us­ing the proper method from the Le­gion and CLB for do­ing so. Af­ter do­ing so, the in­di­vid­u­als will re­ceive a Bells of Peace pin for ev­ery 10 gravesites marked, and a cer­tifi­cate for mark­ing over 100 gravesites.

They’ll also be able to post pho­tos on­line at Le­gion.ca.

“They loved it,” Cooper told The Packet. “They re­al­ized that there was more to this than just the flags.”

On Nov. 11, the CLB com­pany will also present a spe­cial hon- our guard in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the cen­ten­nial of the First World War’s end.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

CLB mem­bers hon­our­ing the graves of fallen soldiers lead­ing up to Nov. 11.

The call to ac­tion was for youth to mark the graves of vet­er­ans across the coun­try.

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