Indigenous Veterans Day

Please join us on November 8th at the Lakeview Cemetery in Yellowknife to celebrate and remember our Indigenous Veterans.

It will a little cool, dress warm, don’t worry about fashion. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend. Let’s all be safe. Parking at the entrance or straight along the right side of the road. Turn vehicle and lights off

Sequence of Ceremony
7:00 – Prayer – JTFN Padre, Prayer- Indigenous Member
7:06 – Remarks – Commissioner of the NWT, Margaret Thom
7:09 – Remarks – Why Indigenous Veterans Day – Master Warrant Officer (Retired), Blair Neatby
7:12 – Last Post – Lieutenant (Navy) (Retired), Paul Falvo
7:13 – Two Minutes Silence – All.
7:15 – Reveille – Lieutenant (Navy) (Retired), Paul Falvo
7:16 – Act of Remembrance; Blair Neatby
7:17 – Youth Commitment to Remember: Army Cadet
7:18 – In Flanders Field; Air Cadet
7:21 – Wreath Laying – laid on behalf of Indigenous Veterans, Commissioner Margaret Thom and escorted by Kimberly Minoza (former Cpl Loyal Edmonton Regiment)
7:23 – Candle Lighting – Second-Lieutenant, Jeff Vig and Cadet Master Warrant Officer – Bryce Bessette.

Act of Remembrance
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We shall remember them.
Response: We shall remember them

Youth Commitment to Remember
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.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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