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REF NO.: 248

SUBJECT: Traditional commemoration of The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel - 94th Anniversary

DATE: June 30

Note to editors:
            Memorial University alumni and friends of Newfoundland and Labrador will be in Ottawa marking this important moment in history and will pay tribute to those who fought at Beaumont-Hamel, France, in 1916. The Menihek School Choir from Labrador City and the Atlantic Voices Choir will lead the singing of the Ode to Newfoundland and the National Anthem.
What:             Remembrance service for the members of the Newfoundland Regiment fallen during the battle of Beaumont-Hamel in 1916.
When:            Thursday, July 1, 2010
Time:             Begins at 9 a.m. sharp and ends 9:20 a.m.
            The National War Memorial, corner of Elgin and Wellington streets, Ottawa, ON.  
            This event will go ahead rain or shine.

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