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Botwood and area remember and honour service


The day was dark and cold but with no rain or snow falling a crowd gathered for this year’s November 11 ceremony in Botwood.

As the residents assembled at the Memorial Grounds the echo of the Sea Cadet Band could be heard in the distance. With vehicles lined along Water Street to see the parade everyone slowly moved into the memorial grounds after the parade entered.

Emcee was Branch 5 Legion President Jerry Thompson with several members of the Legion helping with the larger than normal number of wreaths to be placed.
One by one the groups and towns were called forward as well as families of veterans who took their turn placing their wreaths.

This year Botwood remembered two of its own for the first time.

Carl and Gerhard Falkenberg had a wreath placed for them to mark the town and area remembering these two family members who had an exhibit opened this summer in the Botwood Heritage Museum.

After all the wreaths were placed the people were invited to place their poppies in the cross in front of the monument.

As the residents assembled at the Memorial Grounds the echo of the Sea Cadet Band could be heard in the distance. With vehicles lined along Water Street to see the parade everyone slowly moved into the memorial grounds after the parade entered.

Emcee was Branch 5 Legion President Jerry Thompson with several members of the Legion helping with the larger than normal number of wreaths to be placed.
One by one the groups and towns were called forward as well as families of veterans who took their turn placing their wreaths.

This year Botwood remembered two of its own for the first time.

Carl and Gerhard Falkenberg had a wreath placed for them to mark the town and area remembering these two family members who had an exhibit opened this summer in the Botwood Heritage Museum.

After all the wreaths were placed the people were invited to place their poppies in the cross in front of the monument.

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