City of St. Albert and Royal Canadian Legion Dedicate Field of Honour

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City of St. Albert and Royal Canadian Legion Dedicate Field of Honour

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015534 Views

May 15, 2015

The City of St. Albert and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #271 paid tribute to the community’s history of unwavering support for the military by officially dedicating St. Albert’s Field of Honour, an area within the St. Albert Municipal Cemetery where men and women who served in the military are buried.

“The Field of Honour is a special place within our community that recognizes and honours the men and women who put their country first, and whose commitment and sacrifice have made Canada one of the most enviable nations today.”

Mayor Nolan Crouse

The special 45-minute ceremony took place on Friday, May 15, 2015 and featured an official unveiling of a special Field of Honour marker by St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse and Royal Canadian Legion Comrade Ray Lewis. Commemorative wreaths were also presented by representatives from the Government of Canada, City of St. Albert, Aboriginal Veterans, Fallen Service Men and Women and the St. Albert Legion.

“This Field of Honour is dedicated to all of the men and women who served, and are still serving, not only this great country of Canada, but other countries of the world at times of peace and turmoil,” says President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 271 Comrade Bob Fagan. “In addition to providing a safe haven for their earthly bodies, it will also protect the many memories and stories related to each, which will be held near and dear to families and friends who visit and reminisce about times past.”

Canadian veterans of the World Wars, the Korean War or Allied Veterans residing in Canada during these conflicts, as well as their spouses, are eligible to be buried in the Field of Honour. There are 67 people interred within the Field of Honour.

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