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The Importance of Remembrance Day

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The Importance of Remembrance Day

I haven’t missed a Remembrance Day ceremony since 1953, a year before I joined the service. I went to one in Halifax and look my heart was not here, it was in my throat and I go to them every year. Every year, I’ve led the parades. I’ve been sergeant at arms at the Legion and a 51 year legion member continuous service I was a past vice-president, 2nd vice, 1st vice. I’ve been service officer with the Legion and I do a lot of work with them. I’m proud of it, not bragging but I’m proud of it because I believe in it and November 11th, I wouldn’t miss one.

Mr. Perry shares his belief and contributions made towards Remembrance Day each year.

John Perry

Mr. John Perry was born October 30, 1936 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He came from a large family of nine children. During his teen years, he worked on fishing boats and local farms as a labourer and at age 17 decided to travel to Halifax to join the army. He accepted training in Camp Borden and spent two years in Manitoba. Too young to join the Korean War, Mr. Perry became part of the United Nations Emergency Force where he travelled to Egypt and worked in the motor transport area as a motor transport driver. After military service, Mr. Perry used his knowledge in motor transport and held various positions with the motor vehicle branch of provincial government. With 38 years service, Mr. Perry retired and settled with this family in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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John Perry
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