The harmonious sound of drums, trumpets and bagpipes filled the rafters at St. Luke’s Cathedral this past November as the community came together to remember our Canadian veterans and currently serving soldiers.
At the event, the 49th (S.S.M.) Field Regiment RCA Pipes and Drums, and the Branch 25 Royal Canadian Legion Band performed moving wartime music classics such as, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” and, “Keep the Home Fires Burning.” There were also performances by St. Luke’s Choir and a sing-a-long lead by Bob Tulloch, on vocals, and Stephen Mallinger, St. Luke’s Choirmaster & Organist, on piano.
Between the melodies, speakers shared stories, and poems written by former soldiers; including the iconic “In Flanders Fields,” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, and "High Flight," by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr. The Very Reverend James McShane also read stories from A Boy from Botwood written by Bryan Davies and Andrew Traficante.
This year the event raised $651.30 through donations from attendees. St. Luke’s Cathedral would like to thank all who made the event possible as well as our generous donors who made the event a success!