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Newfoundlanders/Labradorians ready to mark Beaumont Hamel centennial

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The youngest school children know the story. More than 800 Newfoundland soldiers surge into battle at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. Fewer than 10 per cent make it to roll call the next morning. It is a loss the people of the province continue to lament 100 years later.

If anything, the observance of Memorial Day has grown stronger in recent years. Here are just a few of the stories from the province’s TC Media outlets marking the sombre anniversary. Follow the links for complete coverage.

‘Better than the best’

Among the artistic events marking the centennial, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble performed a commissioned work in April. Tara Bradbury reported on the inspiration for the poignant tribute.

Pins to remember

Commemorative pins were unveiled and presented to Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan and his wife, Patricia Fagan, in May. Joe Gibbons was on hand.

St. John’s deserves a tomb of the unknown soldier

A letter from a Newfoundland man living abroad tells of his experience visiting the battlefield, and suggests a new memorial.

Elliston-based Great War committee to bury time capsule for 100th anniversary commemoration

Jonathan Parsons writes about group on the Bonavista Peninsula that is getting a lot of community support for its Memorial Day plans.

Honour 100 exhibit unveiled at Lewisporte Memorial Public Library

A gallery of photos by Christy Janes displays school heritage fair and museum exhibits bringing the story of the battle home to the area’s residents.

Newfoundland at Armageddon

See the trailer for and read about the filming of the documentary “Newfoundland at Armageddon”, narrated by Alan Doyle.

N.L. students to retrace Regiment’s footsteps

Students aged from 12 to 16 will head to Beaumont Hamel for the centennial ceremonies. See if you recognize these names.

Clarenville Middle School students going to France for Beaumont Hamel commemoration ceremony

Two of those students share their feelings about the trip, and how their projects have impacted their lives.

N.L. arts community deeply inspired by memory of Beaumont-Hamel

Actors Mark Critch and Allan Hawco discovered an unknown connection during the filming of the documentary “Trail of the Caribou”. Read to the end for a list of other artistic efforts inspired by the anniversary.

The Rooms to honour the fallen from Beaumont Hamel

New exhibition plans at the provincial museum and archive cap a year of planning at The Rooms.

Special Forget-Me-Nots

The Gaze Seed Co. of St, John’s is offering commemorative packets of Forget-Me-Not seeds decorated with the caribou emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Heritage Fair students to greet Royals at Beaumont Hamel

In another honour for heritage fair participants, two students will greet members of the Royal Family at Beaumont Hamel.

Clarenville Legion remembers First World War vets

Kevin Curley learns the stories behind some of the photos on the walls of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 27.

Lewisporte to hold Battle of the Somme memorial service

One of the many services to be held across the province.

Garden of Tears continues to grow

An installation of 1,600 steel forget-me-nots, commissioned by Opera on the Avalon, mark all Newfoundland’s First World War dead.

Inuit teen proud to participate in Beaumont Hamel ceremony

A Rigolet teen brings an interest in history and some family pride to the anniversary ceremonies.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s most decorated soldier lived out his life in Corner Brook

A Topsail accountant made his home in Corner Brook, but not before bringing home a chest full of medals.

Beaumont Hamel - an incredible sacrifice

A poem from the ’90s still rings true today.

If anything, the observance of Memorial Day has grown stronger in recent years. Here are just a few of the stories from the province’s TC Media outlets marking the sombre anniversary. Follow the links for complete coverage.

‘Better than the best’

Among the artistic events marking the centennial, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble performed a commissioned work in April. Tara Bradbury reported on the inspiration for the poignant tribute.

Pins to remember

Commemorative pins were unveiled and presented to Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan and his wife, Patricia Fagan, in May. Joe Gibbons was on hand.

St. John’s deserves a tomb of the unknown soldier

A letter from a Newfoundland man living abroad tells of his experience visiting the battlefield, and suggests a new memorial.

Elliston-based Great War committee to bury time capsule for 100th anniversary commemoration

Jonathan Parsons writes about group on the Bonavista Peninsula that is getting a lot of community support for its Memorial Day plans.

Honour 100 exhibit unveiled at Lewisporte Memorial Public Library

A gallery of photos by Christy Janes displays school heritage fair and museum exhibits bringing the story of the battle home to the area’s residents.

Newfoundland at Armageddon

See the trailer for and read about the filming of the documentary “Newfoundland at Armageddon”, narrated by Alan Doyle.

N.L. students to retrace Regiment’s footsteps

Students aged from 12 to 16 will head to Beaumont Hamel for the centennial ceremonies. See if you recognize these names.

Clarenville Middle School students going to France for Beaumont Hamel commemoration ceremony

Two of those students share their feelings about the trip, and how their projects have impacted their lives.

N.L. arts community deeply inspired by memory of Beaumont-Hamel

Actors Mark Critch and Allan Hawco discovered an unknown connection during the filming of the documentary “Trail of the Caribou”. Read to the end for a list of other artistic efforts inspired by the anniversary.

The Rooms to honour the fallen from Beaumont Hamel

New exhibition plans at the provincial museum and archive cap a year of planning at The Rooms.

Special Forget-Me-Nots

The Gaze Seed Co. of St, John’s is offering commemorative packets of Forget-Me-Not seeds decorated with the caribou emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

Heritage Fair students to greet Royals at Beaumont Hamel

In another honour for heritage fair participants, two students will greet members of the Royal Family at Beaumont Hamel.

Clarenville Legion remembers First World War vets

Kevin Curley learns the stories behind some of the photos on the walls of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 27.

Lewisporte to hold Battle of the Somme memorial service

One of the many services to be held across the province.

Garden of Tears continues to grow

An installation of 1,600 steel forget-me-nots, commissioned by Opera on the Avalon, mark all Newfoundland’s First World War dead.

Inuit teen proud to participate in Beaumont Hamel ceremony

A Rigolet teen brings an interest in history and some family pride to the anniversary ceremonies.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s most decorated soldier lived out his life in Corner Brook

A Topsail accountant made his home in Corner Brook, but not before bringing home a chest full of medals.

Beaumont Hamel - an incredible sacrifice

A poem from the ’90s still rings true today.

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