Labrador West re­mem­bers

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Saltwire Homes - BY EVAN CAREEN THE AURORA

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.

PHO­TOS BY EVAN CAREEN-THE LABRADORIAN

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.

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