Clarenville Remembrance Day has biggest turn out yet

Adam Randell
Published on November 11, 2011
Korean war veteran John Preston, with the help of Melissa Goodman, Random 567 Air Cadet Squadron, salutes his fallen comrades and places a wreath in their honour. Adam Randell photo

Hundreds of people were on hand for Clarenville’s Remembrance Day memorial this morning.

According to the Wesley Stringer, president of the Clarenville Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 27, it was the largest turn out yet.

With the 37 Combat Engineer Regiment, out of St. John’s lending some 75 soldiers to the march, Stringer said it was also the largest parade he’s seen.

The regiment spent time in the area over the last year conducting Igor repair work and jumped at the opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

For more coverage of the Clarenville Remembrance Day ceremonies see Thursday’s edition of the Packet, and check out the Remembrance Day in Clarenville slideshow for more photos.