Remembrance Day, Hodge’s Cove, 1990

Reprinted with permission from The Packet, November 20, 1990

War dead honored at Hodge’s Cove
by Ferne Foley

The Royal Oak Canadian Army Cadet Corps 2937 formed up outside the Lion’s Den in Hodge’s Cove on Nov 11 for their annual Remembrance Day Parade.

Taking their place in the procession were the members of the Random South Guiding District, the L.O.L., L.O.B.A., S.U.F. and Ladies Council, representatives of the local fire department, Lion’s Club, and veterans. The procession , led by the Cadets, marched to the St. Mary’s Anglican Church for the Remembrance Day Service.

After everyone had assembled in church, the Flag Party marched to the Chancel Steps and presented the flags to be placed by the altar. When the service was over the flags were retrieved and the Flag Party marched outside followed by the other parade members and the general congregation to the Cenotaph

A vigilant drill took place by the Cenotaph under the direction of C.S.M.M Drover. Captain Leander Drover read the Act of Remembrance and Lt. Arch Curtis read the honor roll, following the Last Post, the group observed one minute of silence, followed by Reveille.

In laying of the wreaths at the Cenotaph, Capt. Drover represented Her Majesty and Mrs. Emma Drodge represented the Silver Mother. Mr. Lester Stringer represented the veterans of two World Wars and Lt. Judy Pynn represented the veterans of the Korean War. Mrs. Joan Peddle represented the Girl Guides, Mr. George Drover represented the L.O.L., Mrs. Janet Smith represented the L.O.B.A., Mr. Ike Smith represented the S.U.F. and Ladies Council. Mr. Ed Whalen, Fire Chief, represented the fireman and Mr. Eldred Stringer represented the Lion’s Club, Wreaths were also laid by representatives of various families.

Capt. Leander Drover led off the laying of poppies in the Remembrance Cross, followed by Padre Wiseman (C. Pro.C.), Lt. Arch Curtis, C.O., and officers and cadets. After the closing prayer and the blessing, the march continued to the Lion’s Club for a light lunch served by the Lion’s wives. The Guiding members also laid poppies in the remembrance Cross before leaving the Lion’s Club.


Transcribed by Lester Green on December 19, 2014
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