Labrador West remembers
It was a cold and blustery day in Labrador City on Nov. 11 for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
Temperatures approaching -10 degrees didn’t stop the gathering of about 50 people from remembering those who gave everything for the freedom we enjoy today.
The names of those who had a wreath laid in their memory were called out. In total 56 wreathes were laid by friends, family members and compatriots.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War the Legion held a Bells of Peace ceremony later in the afternoon, part of a nationwide initiative of the Royal Canadian Legion. It was meant to imitate when church bells rang out across Europe in 1918 to signal the end of the war. Royal Canadian Legion 1st vice-president Tren Faulkner reading out the names of those who had a wreath laid in their memory. Knights of Columbus Faithful Navigator Joe Purcell and District Representative Ed Conway were part of the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Labrador City.
A gathering of about 50 people braved the cold temperatures for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Labrador West on Nov. 5.
2Lt. Chantell Reid, Commanding Officer of Royal Canadian ceremony in Labrador West. 2977 (right), accompanied by Master Corporal Brittany Hillier at the Remembrance Day
Fifty-six wreathes were laid in memory.
The cold weather didn’t keep people away from the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11.
Members of Royal Canadian Air Cadet Core 2977 were on hand for the ceremony.