Remembrance Day plans for Corner Brook, could be the biggest one yet

    Friday, 10 November 2023 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 will be joined by both battalions of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment for Remembrance Day tomorrow.

    This year will likely be the biggest Remembrance Day event ever in Corner Book. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 will be joined by both battalions of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment for Remembrance Day tomorrow. Mayor Jim Parsons says it’s important to get out and take part. “It’s great to see young families with their children starting a tradition,” he says. “That’s how remembrance happens and this year it will be a huge day.”

    A parade of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment will leave the barracks on O’Connell Drive at approximately 10:00 a.m., proceed along O’Connell Drive to West Valley Road and then North onto West Valley Road to the Majestic Lawn. There, they will meet up with Veterans and invited guests to proceed down West Street at approximately 10:30 a.m., arriving at the Cenotaph in Remembrance Square. 

    Local veteran and Legionnaire Greg Janes organized a National Indigenous Veterans Day in Corner Brook this week. He says it was an important day for reconciliation. “It was great to see representatives from NL and Canada lay a wreath,” he says. “People are starting to pay more attention to Indigenous people and we don’t have to stay in the closet anymore.”

    Following tomorrow’s ceremony, Main Street, Park Street and Chestnut Street will be closed temporarily. All roads are expected to be open again by 12:00 p.m. Residents should plan to arrive early and carpool in order to mitigate congestion.

     

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