Governments commemorate the end of an era

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Last known First World War veteran dies

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will join with the Government of Canada and other provincial/territorial governments Friday in commemorating The End of an Era, which reflects on the recent passing of the last known First World War Veteran, John Babcock.
The National Commemorative Ceremony will coincide with ceremonies across the country honouring Vimy Ridge Day.
Each province hosts a Book of Reflection that will be available for signing by those who would like to pay their respects and pay tribute to those who were a part of the First World War.
Books of Reflection will also be located overseas at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France; Canada House in London, England; Canadian Forces Base in Kandahar; and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial National Historic Site in France, which honours all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that fought in the Great War.
The Book of Reflection will be available for signing Friday in the main lobby, East Block, Confederation Building from 10 to 5 p.m.

Organizations: Canada House, Canadian Forces Base

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, France, Canada London England Kandahar

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  • Lest We Forget
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Its amazing to think that there is no one remaining from The Great War. Their sacrifices and experiences paved the way for the world we live in today. If there is an afterlife, these brave people should be treated like kings.

  • Lest We Forget
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Its amazing to think that there is no one remaining from The Great War. Their sacrifices and experiences paved the way for the world we live in today. If there is an afterlife, these brave people should be treated like kings.