Pennfield Ridge War Memorial Service (2010)

Pennfield Ridge War Memorial Service (2010)
~Remembering Those Who Served and/or Worked At Pennfield Ridge Air Station & Camp Utopia~
September 26th, 2010
On-site service: Provincial Park, Pennfield Ridge 2-3 p.m.
Reception service: The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #40), St. George 3-5 p.m.

This coming September 26th we will once again honour the seventy-eight (78) service personnel (70 Pennfield Ridge Air Station and 8 Camp Utopia) and seven (7) civilians killed at these two Charlotte County bases; remember those who have since gone on to join their comrades in the sky and listen to the stories from those we still have with us.

An outline of the events to follow is:

On-Site Service: Provincial Park, Pennfield Ridge 2-3 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies - Maj. B.J. Harrison, CD, MLA
Colour Party Takes Post at Memorial
National Anthem - O'Canada
Invocation - Rev. P. Grant Alcorn
Reading of additional names to "Roll of Honour" - Cpl. Colin Fleiger
Last Post
2 Minutes of Silence
The Lament - "Flowers of the Forest"
Laying of  Wreaths
Poem "Uncle Jack" - read by Lt. Bernard J. Cormier
Benediction - Rev. P. Grant Alcorn
Royal Anthem - God Save The Queen

Assistance with the on-site service is being provide by The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #40), St. George and 250 RCAF (Saint John) Wing, A.F.A.C. Therefore Legion jackets and/or dress jackets along with medals can be worn for those Veterans in attendance.

Reception Service: The Royal Canadian Legion, St. George 3-5 p.m.

Blessing - Rev. Brent Wagstaff
Introduction of Guest Speakers
    - Hon. Rick Doucet, MLA, Minister of Fisheries
    - Mayor Terry James, Blacks Harbour
    - Lt. General Louis Cuppens, CMM, DC, LOM (Ret.)
    - Capt. Kevin Anderson, CFB Gagetown
    - Harold E. Wright

NOTE: This year's service is being dedicated to those Veterans we've lost since last year's service, namely Elmer Bulman, MID (February 24th), John C (Jack) Crammond (April 2nd), Nevin Fliby (October 9th), Raymond A. (Ray) Kelly (February 21st), A John (Jack) Norton, MiD (July 25th), Cyrille (Cy) Poissant (December 9th), S.W. (Sam) Shapton (August 10th), Arthur Stainforth (April 9th), John Spear (October 18th), Herbert (Herb) Swazey (January 28th), Clifton Thorne (January 22nd) and Clifford Warner (January 24th), and to all the others who have put their lives on the line to keep our country free.

2009 Memorial Service

Back Row (left to right): Mrs. Gordon Boyd; James A Stewart, DFC; ?; Rob MacAndrew; Ann MacAndrew; Wayne Davidson (partial hidden); Alistair Evans; Jessie G. Nason; Valerie Evans; John G. Charters and Barbara Charters.
Front Row (left to right): Gordon Boyd; Charles Gabriel, President 250 RCAF (Saint John) Wing, A.F.A.C.; G Christian Larsen, President Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society; Sheri L (Burhoe) Larsen and Brenda M. Ferguson

Anyone with comments and/or suggestions please feel to contact us. Anyone willing to assist us in our endeavors in ensuring this worthwhile event continues also please feel free to contact us.

Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society
309 Mealey Road
Pennfield, NB
E5H 1T5
(506) 456-3494

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