Remembrance Day 2023

Special thanks to Crystal Martin for all her work on this wonderful video of our Remembrance Day 2023 ceremony.   Remembrance Day 2023 – YouTube Order of Service Opening Remarks – Elaine Spurrell Opening Prayer – Canon Sheppard In Flanders Field – Pauline Lambert Act of Remembrance – Max Peddle Last Post – followed by […]

Present-Day Veterans Message

The Historical Society has identified over 105 names of individuals who enlisted and served since WWII. We have received 65 photos and information. If you are a present-day veteran and you plan on sending your photo/information, please do so as soon as possible because the deadline is fast approaching for Remembrance Day 2023. A slide […]

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/