Remembrance Day Sunday

  • Nov. 9, 2007 1:00 p.m.

Remembrance Day will be observed in communities across the islands Sunday morning (Nov. 11) with quiet parades, services, potlucks and music.In Masset, there will be a service starting at 10:45 am in the Howard Phillips community hall, followed by a parade from the hall to the cenotaph at the Legion building.Ted Corry, first vice-president of the Legion, said a group will be taking the wreaths to the Old Massett and Masset cemeteries and laying them on the graves of veterans. Everyone is invited back to the Legion after the parade for refreshments, he said.In Port Clements, a service will be held beside the cenotaph in the Millennium Park outside the old St. Mark’s church building starting around 10:35 am.The service will include an address by the pastor, poems and readings from students at Port elementary school, the laying of the wreaths and some words from the mayor.Queen Charlotte and Skidegate will mark the day with a full day of events. Legion member Dave Crossley said a parade will form at around 10:40 am at the cenotaph outside the RCMP office in Queen Charlotte. The parade will go around the block, then return to the cenotaph for a ceremony starting at approximately 10:45.Following the ceremony, there will be sandwiches and cookies for children at the Queen Charlotte Teen Centre, and sandwiches and refreshments for Legion members and guests across the street at the new Legion building (the former United Church). People are welcome to stay or drop in all afternoon, and there will be a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a band.In Sandspit, a group of volunteers will start the day by making breakfast for the town’s five or so veterans, said Bob Ells, one of the organizers.A ceremony will be held around 10:30 am in front of the airport terminal building. Mr. Ells said there will probably also be a parade, time and gathering place to be announced. Afterwards, there will be an open house at the Sandspit community hall.

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