VE-Day 74th Anniversary

1945 - 2019

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The 74th anniversary of VE-Day was recognized on May 8th 2019 at the Town of Devon Peace Cemetery. The Royal Canadian Legion Devon Branch No. 247 with assistance from the Leduc Black Knights 831 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron officiated the ceremony for those veterans and citizens in attendance. This marks the 29th year that the Devon Legion has used VE-Day to honour the over 60 veterans interned in the Peace Cemetery & Field of Honour as "Decorations Day". The Devon Legion started recognizing "Decorations Day" back in 1990. Thank you to everyone that participated and attended the ceremony.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE 74th VE-DAY CEREMONY MAY 8TH 2019 (831 Black Knight Photos)

COLOUR PARTY MARCHES INTO PLACE LED BY PIPER LLOYD McARTHUR

                PRESIDENT STANLEY ABMA OFFICIATES THE VE-DAY CEREMONY

 

COMBINED LEGION & AIR CADET COLOUR PARTY IN FUL HONOURS

AIR CADETS PLACE CANADIAN FLAGS ON THE GRAVES OF THE VETERANS

DEVON PEACE CEMETERY FIELD OF HONOUR

~~VETERANS DECORATIONS DAY~~

"ROLL CALL FOR THE DEVON PEACE CEMETERY & FIELD OF HONOUR"
Austin, Rae
Austin, Velma
Bailey, Robert (Bob)
Baker, Edmund (Ted)
Bates, David B.
Benders, Hendricus
Brown, Robert
Burt, David R. (Bob)
Carlson, Norm
Chapin, John
Crarey, Charles
Cunningham, George
Deacon, Ted
Dodds, Grant
Dupuis, Rocque (Rocky)
Erb, Rene
Falk, Anthon - WW1 Veteran
Flett, Eric
Flett, George
Freeman, J. Harvey
Gates, Earl James
Gauthier, Lloyd
Green, Leonard (Len)
Green, Winston
Griggs, Orion
Hannah, Glen
Hawkins, Arthur (Nip)
Holeman, Robert
Husband, Stan
Kirby, James
Kitt, William Alexander
Laidlaw, Stuart
Lanphear, Clifford
Lindholm, Lennart
Madoche, Robert
Maland, John
MacIsaac, Gladys
MacKenzie, Ross
McCormick, John Anthony (Tony)
McDonald, John Vidales (Jack)
McDonald, Robert Victor (Bob)
McCracken, Wes
McFaul, Ralph
Miller, George
Molloy, Vince          
Morris, Howard
Platt, Charles
Porter, James B. (Jim) Sr.
Presunka, Dennis (RCMP Staff Sgt)
Proudfoot, Lorne
Rycroft, John
Schneider, John
Seller, Don
Shearer, Harold
Sinclair, Doris
Stepanko, John
Tucker, William (Bill)
Vollman, Dean
Weir, Durward (Dode)
Weir, Robert
Wolfe, Clarence (Ted)

“Blue Font” – Veterans interned in the Field of Honour