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  • The Challenge of Peace While Remembering Veterans of War

    (Merchant Marine Memorial at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road.)

    Those who gave their lives for peace in the Navy and Merchant Marine were remembered again today by a large crowd at the Marine Institute.

    From the memorial on Ridge Road you can see out through the narrows to the open ocean, from which many left St. John’s and never returned.

    This year a special note was made of the centennial of Armistice. It will be 100 years ago Sunday, at the eleventh hour, that the Great War came to an end.

    Marine Institute instructor John Ennis led the service, and had a special challenge to those assembled. He said those men and women did not choose war, but rose to meet it nevertheless.

    He says it’s for the rest of us to also rise to the challenge and do their part to work toward lasting peace.

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