■ Brothers in Arms
Shelburne County brothers and Second World War veterans Freeland, right, and Don Crowell have been awarded lifetime memberships in the Royal Canadian Legion. President of Branch #148 David Cleaver made the presentation at Veterans Place in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, where Freeland, who is 98, now resides. The two brothers have a combined total of 116 years service to the Legion. During the Second World War, Freeland saw service in Italy and Don was one of the very first ashore on the beaches of Normandy during the D Day landings for which he received France’s highest commendation, The Legion of Honour Medal. They are both members of Branch #148, which serves the Municipality of Barrington and the Town of Clark’s Harbour. Don, who is 95, continues with his daily chores at his cottage in Upper Clyde River where he lives with his wife. Many of the Crowell family, friends and Legion members attended the event.