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Twillingate marks Memorial Day

Many came to show their respects at Twillingate/New World Island Memorial on July 1st

TWILLINGATE, N.L. – The rain was pouring heavy as vehicles began to pull up to the Twillingate/New World Island War Memorial.
The morning of July 1 marks a somber occasion for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, as they remember the tragic and heroic sacrifices made at Beaumont-Hamel in 1916.
As the 2018 Memorial Day service was getting underway in Twillingate in the midst of the showers of rain, shades of blue came through the sky and the rain stopped near precisely at 11 a.m. when the ceremony began.
Wreaths were laid by a variety of organizations and people, from MHA Derek Bennett, the RCMP, the RCSCC 83 Briton Sea Cadets, Twillingate Masonic Lodge and many others.
The ceremony closed with the “Ode to Newfoundland,” a closing prayer and a rendition of “God Save the Queen” by members of the Sea Cadets.


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