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Post167_LATimes_LACA_17Nov1968 - Canadian Unit Pays Tribute to War Dead WEST...
Canadian Unit Pays Tribute to War Dead WEST COVINA Consular officials of Great Britain and two Commonwealth countries took part in an observance last week of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I by local members of the Royal Canadian Legion. The observance, the ninth annual service held by San Gabriel Valley post 167, Canadian Legion, took place in the American Legion Hall, 330 N. Azusa Ave. Attending as official representatives of their countries were William Collins, vice consul of Canada; N. A. Sales, deputy consul general of Great Britain, and Derek P. Morris, vice consul of New Zealand. Councilman Present City Councilman James Lloyd represented the city of West Covina. The Rev. Peter J. Brownleee, rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, and a former Royal Air Force chaplain, conducted the service. The national anthems of the United States, Great Britain and Canada were sung by the veterans of Commonwealth armed forces living in the Valley who. attended the observance. Taking part in a wreath ceremony commemorating the war dead were Lloyd, legion officials Hugh Sharpies, Mrs. Phyllis Parish, Bert Churchill and the consular representatives. Homage Prayer In a homage prayer, Mr. Brownlee said, "Let us remember those who died upon the field of honor, or in the prison camps; those whose bodies rest in foreign lands, or in the great deep; those who' have known no grave; all of whatsoever race and nation, who gave their lives in the service of their country, and especially those once known to each of us personally." Other tributes were paid by legionnaires Stan Has-sall, Sharpies and W. C. Burley. Robert Fitzgerald was chairman of the committee planning the memorial service.

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 17 Nov 1968, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 287

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