Present Day Veterans

The Southwest Arm Historical Society will be honouring all present day veterans who were born or lived in Southwest Arm area and enlisted with the CAF. The ceremony will be on Remembrance Day, 2023.  Following the Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial in Hodge’s Cove there will be a luncheon served in the Lions […]

Headstone Cleaning Workshop

Free Event…   Learn the “dos and don’ts” of maintaining old cemeteries, clearing brush and cleaning old headstones, including what techniques, tools and cleaning solutions to use. Do some hands-on work, and chat with Heritage NL staff about cemetery care.   Join us at the Old Anglican Cemetery in Southport on Saturday, September 16th at […]

Remembrance Day 2023

Southwest Arm War Memorial, Hodge’s Cove Individuals are invited to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the War Memorial, Hodge’s Cove, starting at 10:50 a.m. Invited veterans and guest are reminded that a commemorative ceremony / luncheon will follow. Please Note:- Due to space restrictions, we can only extend one invitation per veteran plus guest. […]

Memorial Day Service 2023

  A Memorial Day service will be held on July 1, 2023 at the War Memorial in Hodge’s Cove beginning at 10:50 a.m. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath can contact Max Peddle at 709-433-2577, 709-425-3324 or 709-425-2036.

Remembrance Day 2022

  Remembrance Day service begins at the Southwest Arm War Memorial, Hodge’s Cove at 10:50 am. Two storyboards will be unveiled (Newfoundland Overseas Forestry and Auxiliary Territorial Service).  A lunch will be served at the Lion’s Club following the service. Each lunch will be individually packaged. Following the lunch, a documentary (30 minutes), entitled, ‘Etched […]

Lest We Forget

July 1st has a double meaning for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador – we celebrate both Memorial Day and Canada Day. Memorial Day commemorates the losses to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel. Let us take this moment to reflect on all those who served during WWI and WWII. Wear a Forget-Me-Not lapel pin on […]

Southwest Arm War Memorial Financial Report

The Southwest Arm Historical Society is happy to report that Phase I of our War Memorial is completed. Phase II will begin in the spring. Here is the financial report for what we have done, so far. So many thanks for your support. Southwest Arm War Memorial Financial Report Revenue (from fundraisers/organizations/businesses/federal government) Oct. 6, […]

Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit

Do you have a family member who served with the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry during WWII? Your relative may be eligible for this medal but you must apply.   Click on this link, scroll down to The Volunteer War Service Medal to learn more about eligibility…/protoc…/honours-and-awards/

Remembrance Day Ceremony

      This year the annual Remembrance Day Service will be held at the site of the new War Memorial, Hodge’s Cove (next door to the Lions Club) on Thursday, November 11. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 am. Due to inclement weather for that day, the service may have to be held indoors at the […]

The Flags are Flying

With just a few weeks remaining for the unveiling of the Southwest Arm War Memorial, we have achieved another milestone with the raising of the flags over the memorial site. It was great to see the flags blowing in the gentle breeze.   One of our main goals was to place the monument on site […]