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  WELCOME TO THE 23RD MAY (VIGIL) AT THE RNMC WEBPAGE BROWSE AT YOUR PLEASURE.   ENJOY

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An introduction to the year 2020 and information on the ceremony due to Covid-19

This year, due to limited participation, we could not have a videographer and our usual Veterans photographers. All was done by our small group with their personal cameras and cell phones. The video was done with the cellphone of the Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach at Beechwood. When there is a will, there is a way!! Again this year, all employees of the RCMP were represented (regular members, civilian members and public service employees). This event started in 2018 to build momentum to 2023, the 150th anniversary of the RCMP. Due to current context, this year’s version was very much abbreviated. Normally the program is the following: This year, approximately 18 minutes, with our small group. This year, approximately 18 minutes, with our small group. Lowering of the flags, Raising of the flags – were the same this year The vigil is usually from 6:00 to 11:00; change sentinels every 30 minutes This year, only 30 minutes 6:00 to 6:30 Historical walking tour from 10:00 to 10:45. We identify 6 members in a section of the cemetery and their story is told by a veteran and personnel at Beechwood. A brochure is also is also produced.
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The following self explanatory script as presented by Suzanne Sarault

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