Coun. Teresa Patterson, serving as acting mayor, represents the City of Parksville while laying a wreath during the annual commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic at the Parksville legion hall Sunday, May 6, 2018. — J.R. Rardon photo

Legions remember Battle of the Atlantic

Parksville branch host commemoration for 2018

The Royal Canadian Legion Mt. Arrowsmith Branch 49 took its turn Sunday (May 6) hosting the annual Battle of the Atlantic ceremony.

The commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running battle of the Second World War, has historically rotated each year between the local legion branches.

The joint commemoration brought representatives from multiple branches of the Canadian Forces, cadets and elected officials from federal, provincial and municipal governments and the Qualicum First Nation for a service and wreath-laying.

— NEWS Staff

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