Remembrance Service 2016
A special service of Remembrance was held on Sunday, November 6th, at New Maryland United Church. With Lewis Morgan setting the tone with the soulful pipe music, Bill Elderkin left us with a poignant reminder of the horrific loss of life and far-reaching casualties of war, "lest we forget", driving home the fact that in war there is no glory. With the reading of the names Brooke-Lyn Power rang the bell as we recognized those from the New Maryland pastoral charge who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the world wars. The talented violinist Jean-Yves Chevrolat provided very special music to set the somber mood of the service, assisting our own wonderful duo Allan Morgan and Carolyn Hatt. Carolyn's beautiful solo and the choir's anthem rounded out a thoughtful service of remembrance. Emma Geneau laid the wreath in memory of those who died. Amber Knorr and Jessica Tupling from our Sunday School took part by reciting "In Flanders Fields". And Rev. Kelly brought it all together with her thought-provoking story of a New Brunswick woman with whom she had visited, a woman who had lived through the extremely difficult time when the Dutch people were starving to death under German occupation. People of the Netherlands are so appreciative of the part Canada played in freeing their people and this lady insisted that Rev. Kelly continue to plant tulips. And so the tulip, the flower of the Netherlands, along with the poppy, will keep us ever mindful of those who gave their lives so we could enjoy freedom.