- November 12, 2013 - 17:32
The weather was miserable but in order to make it a little more comfortable for our ageing and frail Vets, could there not have been some type of shelter erected at the site to protect them from the rain and snow? As far as the Premier being 15 minutes late and wearing the "white poppy", I'm go smacked at her lack of sensitivity!
- November 12, 2013 - 13:04
I think its a nice idea to consider the dedication required for such a ceremony however many veterans are very very old now. How about the youth that had to stand in the conditions. CBS, PAradise, and other areas had secondary plans for inclement weather. As too should have St. John's. Heaven forbid that something like Mile One (vacant due to holiday) be used.
- Rick MacEachern
- November 12, 2013 - 12:04
There was no need to put our Veterns through that kind of miserable day.They knew what the weather was going to be like and should have moved the Services indoors.Shame on th em to treat our Veterns like that.
- Heidi Meadus
- November 12, 2013 - 10:25
I was there with my little boy, in the freezing rain, sleet, wind! Bodies bursting with emotion at the sight of everyone standing firm in the elements, determined to not give up, in honour of those who risked their lives to help others. My heart sank more and more the longer I saw everyone wait for our Premier to arrive. I can't help but assume lack of respect. I'd love to hear a valid reason. Please respond
- November 12, 2013 - 07:49
My 17 year old daughter and I went to the Remembrance Day Ceremony and it's one she will not forget. With the cold, rain and sleet she was shivering right down to her bones. But as I said to her, "imagine what those soldiers, dead and alive, have gone through. They went through much worse" We are grateful for all who served. God Bless!
- November 12, 2013 - 06:35
I was at the Remembrance Day ceremony in St. John's and was disgusted by the disrespect shown by our Premier and Lieutenant Governor by their tardiness.
- November 12, 2013 - 07:52
Apparently, the LG was on time, but had to sit and wait because the Premier was not. Further, Madam Premier showed up wearing one of those fad white poppies, and when she reached the top of the steps, was approached by a Legion member who removed the white poppy from her lapel and replaced it with a red one. Well done.
- November 11, 2013 - 19:02
Our veterans fought is horrible circumstances, a bit of rain to show our respects is a small price to pay. Cancel it due to rain? Question the go ahead? Foolishness.
- francis cave
- November 11, 2013 - 18:54
it was nice rainy day and lots of wind,but didt stop the people from coming out ,and showing how munch we all care
- Saucy Face
- November 11, 2013 - 13:15
And Dunderdale made the people that she was supposed to be thanking stand in the rain for an extra 15 minutes because she was late. How dare she!!! She and the Lt. Governor should be there waiting for the Vets to arrive at these ceremonies, , not the other way around. They owe them at the very least that much respect. Jerks!
- Not Necessarily
- November 12, 2013 - 12:38
The Lt Govenor was not late. He was held up because the Premier, Kathy Dunderdale showed a total disrespect for all attending, including young and old veterans and serving military members by being late. Not good form Premier!