Gandy the Dog in the Atlantic Provinces

Gandy the dog in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Day 1: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

HMCS Sackville. Photo: DND

Here we are at the Remembrance Ceremony, in front of the famous caribou in Bowring Park—my favourite monument! It’s to remember Newfoundlanders who served in the First World War, like those who fought in Beaumont-Hamel, France, on July 1, 1916.

Day 4: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wow! There are so many remembrance symbols in Halifax! Cemeteries, monuments ... even a boat! HMCS Sackville is awesome! This ship, called a corvette, was used in the Second World War. It is now a floating museum. Don’t get seasick!

Day 6: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Monument in Prince Edward Island. Photo: DND

It was sooo hot today, that we decided to go to the beach in the National Park! We were surprised to find a monument there. It’s for Canadians who died in war. It says: “THEY WILL NEVER KNOW THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE...” That makes us sad, but thanks to them, we are free to enjoy a fun day like this.

Day 8: Dieppe, New Brunswick

We crossed the Confederation Bridge this morning! We stopped for lunch beside this mural. It has 907 stones from the beach of Dieppe, France—one stone for each Canadian who died there in 1942 during the Second World War. To honour those Canadians, the town of Léger’s Corner changed its name to Dieppe. This monument rocks!

Mural in Dieppe, New Brunswick. Photo: VAC

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