At the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery, people can meet and share stories with descendants of the men and women who served their country 100 years ago.
They include Ean Parsons, whose grandmother Margaret Taylor served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment and Cheryl Stacey, whose grandfather Sgt. Anthony James Stacey was a runner during the battle at Beaumont-Hamel and witnessed it all.
At 1p.m., people can sing along in the instant choir brought to The Rooms by Growing Their Voices: Festival 500. Julia Halfyard and Peter Halley will teach a song from The Great War and it will be performed on Facebook live.
At 3 p.m., the theatre offers a free screening of “When the Boys Came Home,” a documentary retracing the footsteps of the Blue Puttees from the streets of St. John’s to Gallipoli, France, Belgium and home again. “When the Boys Came Home” reveals the workaday and internal battles that the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s Blue Puttees waged after the First World War.
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