Hundreds ‘remember’ during County service

PICTOU — A clear, cold day on Sunday marked the return of Standard Time and the occasion of the 83rd Pictou County Remembrance Day parade and service. Harsh sun cast long shadows and blustery winds challenged presenters and prompted Bill Echlin from Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion to advise those laying wreaths to...

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Crowd gathers for annual Battle of Britain ceremony

The Battle of Britain was remembered in Stellarton Sunday with a service held at the cenotaph on the 78th anniversary. Major David S. McIntyre, who retired after nearly 40 years of military service in 2012, spoke about the importance of the battle, noting it was the first that took place almost exclusively in the air....

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Lest we forget: Fallen remembered during services

Thousands of Pictou County residents gathered on November 11 at cenotaphs and memorials to honour those who gave their lives for our freedom … In Sunny Brae, three more names were added to the cenotaph list and the unveiling of a new interpretive panel were among highlights of the annual Remembrance Day service. The weather...

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Veterans honoured for ultimate sacrifice

PICTOU – The wind was cold as many struggled to lay their wreaths at the cenotaph in Pictou on Remembrance Day. One wreath in particular stood out as a group of three  children and an older gentleman made their way to the cenotaph with assistance, at the end of the service. The wreath was laid...

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