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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Veterans To Be Honoured In Hanover

Hanover | by Claire McCormack  

Decoration Day honours local veterans and those serving in the military.

November 11th is not the only day Hanover sets aside for its war heroes and veterans,

A special Decoration Day service is taking place this afternoon (June 2nd)  in the Hanover Cemetery.

Decoration Day is annual event in Hanover, a time to pay special tribute to all of Hanover’s fallen soldiers as well as veterans and those who have and are serving in the military.

Mayor Sue Paterson encourages the public to show their support by attending today’s service at 2 pm in the Hanover Cemetery.

The Service includes a Royal Canadian Legion parade, a short prayer services, the laying of wreaths on the graves of soldiers and veterans while the Last Post is played.

Hanover has a special section of it cemetery dedicated for veterans, their grave stones are marked with metal maple leaf.

The Decoration Day service will be held in this section of the Hanover Cemetery.

Paterson reminds members of the public to bring a lawn chair with them if they wish to sit during the service.

In the event of rain the service will be held in the Chapel on site at the Hanover Cemetery.

Paterson says it is always a very moving ceremony and she hopes many will come out and pay their respects.

Decoration Day is also a day when many in from the general public tend to the graves of their loved ones by planting flowers or laying wreaths.

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