Honouring our Veterans: Graveside Tributes on the Trail of the Caribou
Nineteen Students travelled to Europe in 2015 and completed the Trail of the Caribou – Beaumont-Hamel, Gueudecourt, Masnières, Monchy-le-Preux, and Courtrai (Kortrijk), the communities that are home to the bronze caribou monuments, the symbol of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
They also visited other sites significant to the Regiment; participated in commemorative ceremonies; visited the graves of RNFLDR soldiers that were researched in advance, and presented biographies at these soldiers’ gravesides, as an act of remembrance.
The students were selected at Regional Heritage fairs organized by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. Another nineteen students will be selected in 2016 to participate in the Ambassador program.