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|SUBJECT:||Marine Institute celebrates 15th anniversary of unveiling of Merchant Navy MemorialA:|
|DATE:||Aug. 28, 2012|
The Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association will be holding the 15th anniversary of the unveiling of the Merchant Navy Memorial on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Merchant Navy Memorial outside the Marine Institute on Ridge Road in St. Johns.
To commemorate the dedication of this memorial and Merchant Navy Veterans Day (held annually on Sept. 3), Aug. 29 was chosen to hold this memorial ceremony and service.
The short program will consist of a civil and religious ceremony. Relatives and families of veterans, the public and media are welcome.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the Marine Institute.
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For more information, please contact Naomi Osborne, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at 709-778-0677, 709-728-4524, Naomi.Osborne@mi.mun.ca. .