Newfoundland & Labrador Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Association

2008 Clarenville Police and Peace Officers’ Service and Parade

Submitted by Correctional Officer Elywin Burke (H.M.P.)

Clarenville Area will hold their 6th Annual Service and Parade on Sunday, September 28th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Anglican Church, Port Blandford. The Service will be conducted by Reverend Jesse Broaders and RCMP (Retired) Sgt. Al Bert will be the parade commander, the parade will also include a color party.

We will have participation from the churches in the Clarenville area and again this year this event will be organized by Correctional Officer Elywin Burke (H.M.P.) and Cpl. Rupert Baker (RCMP). This year our Parade and Service will be hosted at a different venue in our area in a way to educate others in our area as to our cause.

Departments taking place will be RCMP, HMP, DFO, High Sheriffs, Clarenville Municipal Police, Gander Municipal Police, F.R.A., Military Police Gander, Terra Nova National Park Warden Service along with several veterans from the RCMP/RNC.

Members will take part in the service readings and the Honour Roll will be called and after each name is read a bell will toll. Each Member taking part will lay a Black Ribbon at the alter as a remembrance to all who have fallen and made the ultimate sacrifice.

This year it is planned to visit the gravesite of Constable William Moss - Newfoundland Constabulary who was laid to rest in Port Blanford. We will lay a wreath and participate in prayer and have moment of silence.

Special guests will include MHA Ross Wiseman - Trinity North and MHA Paul Oram - Terra Nova, Judge Randolph Whiffen, Crown Prosecutors Office, along with Mayors and other guests from the Clarenville area.

Following the parade and service a social will follow. For more information please contact Correctional Officer Elywin Burke (H.M.P.) elywinburke@gov.nl.ca