VE-Day 72nd Anniversary

1945 - 2017


The 72nd anniversary of VE-Day was held on May 8th at the Town of Devon Peace Cemetery. Thank you to everyone that participated and attended the ceremony. This marks the 27th year that the Devon Legion has used VE-Day to honour the 60+ veterans interned in the Peace Cemetery as "Decorations Day". The Devon Legion started recognizing "Decorations Day" back in 1990.

Photograph of Colour Party Courtesy of Gerald Skocdopole
Pictured left to right: Sgt at Arms Stanley Abma, Reverend Dirk Jessen, Piper Jack Cockburn, Legion Banner Warren Wood, UN Flag Tracy Marcellus, Canadian Flag Simone Franks, Union Jack Flag Kelvin Godin, Alberta Flag Gerald Skocdopole and Branch President Larry Funge. Missing from the group photograph is Janice Morris (Scripture Reading), Kris Searle (Last Post - Silence - Rouse), Norm Searle (Canada Flag Placements) and Brian Morris (Roll Call of the Deceased).