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This morning we were on the bus at 9:15am, which took us to the Stanley Military Cemetery on the south side of Hong Kong Island for a Ceremony of Remembrance. This ceremony was much more intimate than that at the Sai Wan Cemetery, with only the VAC Delegation and our group in attendance.

George MacDonell who fought here in Stanley Military Cemetery on Christmas day 64 years at the age of 19.

Ed Shayler laid the wreath for the Winnipeg Grenadiers.

Justin laid the wreath for the Youth of Canada.

Above photo courtesy of Mike Babin.

After all the wreaths were laid, a bouquet of flowers was laid at the graves of each of the Canadians laid to rest in the cemetery.

Above photo courtesy of Bernard LeBlanc.

Above photo courtesy of Muriel McDavid.

Carole Turcotte sings Amazing Grace and O-Canada.

 

Justin provided the pledge of remembrance on behalf of the youth of Canada. He did an excellent job and he even recited the pledge in both English and French!

Here's the pledge:

They were young, as we are young,
They served, giving freely of themselves.

To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,
To carry their torch and never forget.

We will remember them.

wreaths

The wreaths in the above photo are (from left to right):

Youth of Canada
Brigade Headquarters
Hong Kong Veterans Association
Canada
Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong
Royal Rifles of Canada
Winnipeg Grenadiers
Hong Kong Veterans WWII POWs 1941-1945 HKVCA


Above photo courtesy of Justin Thorn.