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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Decoration Day in Hanover

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

A special ‘Decoration Day’ Ceremony is taking place to remember our fallen war heroes.

Hanover is taking time to remember its fallen war heroes.

A special ‘Decoration Day’ Ceremony is taking place at 2 PM Sunday at the Hanover Cemetery.

Mayor Kathi Maskell urges the community to come out and show their support for our veterans, troops and fallen soldiers.

The ceremony is led by the Royal Canadian Legion, and it includes a short prayer service and the laying of wreaths on the graves of our fallen soldiers and veterans.

Legion Past President Dennis Cunningham says it's an important day to pay tribute to those who have served our country as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Hanover has a section of its cemetery reserved strictly for soldiers and veterans.

Their grave sites are all marked with a metal maple leaf.

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


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