Large crowd salute veterans at Hartland’s Remembrance Day services

by | Nov 12, 2023

Afghanistan veteran returns salute during ceremony ‘march past’

Hartland-area residents, including several families, turned out in large numbers on Remembrance Day to salute the men and women who fought for their nation’s freedom.

Hartland Royal Canadian Legion member Jim Dee, who helped oversee the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, said it was great to see another strong turnout.

The crowd began the morning by taking in the Remembrance Day Service in the Hartland Community School auditorium’s warmth before heading outside to brave the cold winds at the cenotaph on the school grounds.

Dee said Cloverdale resident Tim Curnew agreed to receive the salute as the Canadian Armed Forces members and others marched past to end the solemn Remembrance Day service.

Curnew, a 20-year military veteran with the 4th Air Defence Regiment’s artillery corps, served one duty tour in Afghanistan.

The Hartland Legion Colour Party led the march from the cenotaph, followed by members of the Armed Forces from Base Gagetown, the 89th battery, cadets, the Hartland Fire Department and West District RCMP.

Dozens of those on hand for the ceremony — including Bill Hogan, Carleton MLA and Education and Early Childhood Develop Minister, on behalf of the province — laid wreaths honouring the nation’s veterans.

The Hartland Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party carries the colours high. (Jim Dumville photo)
Canadian Forces members salute during Remembrance Day services in Hartland. (Jim Dumville photo)
Several Hartland Fire Department members laid wreaths. (Jim Dumville photo)
Afghanistan veteran Tim Curnew salutes during the march past to end the Remembrance ceremonies in Hartland. (Jim Dumville photo)
Cloverdale’s Tim Curnew, an Afghanistan veteran and 20-year member of the Canadian Armed Forces with the 4th Air Defence Regiment, waits to salute the march past to end Remembrance ceremonies in Hartland. (Jim Dumville photo)
 
Three West District RCMP members attended the Hartland Remembrance Service. They stand next to Hartland Fire Chief and Councillor Mike Walton. (Jim Dumville Photo)

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