Enhancing Annual Pilgrimage to Beaumont-Hamel

Providing opportunities for our youth to experience First World War Memorials in Europe

On July 1 the Royal Canadian Legion – Newfoundland and Labrador Command (RCLNLC), in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, leads an annual pilgrimage of students, veterans, and legionnaires to the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel, France. The Memorial, maintained by Veterans Affairs Canada, was dedicated to the memory of those Newfoundlanders, who served during the First World War, and specifically commemorates those who died and who have no known grave.

As part of the pilgrimage, students will also complete the ‘Trail of the Caribou’ by visiting the other four First World War Newfoundland Memorials located throughout France and Belgium.

Starting in 2013 and continuing until 2018, the delegation has expanded from four to sixteen students. Students are selected by the RCLNLC through various literary competitions in schools throughout the province.

Watch for more information on the Honour 100 website and social media platforms.