Audio clip NAT027

NAT027 – (Unknown-Soldier-Repatriation)
AMIENS, France. x–11s. The remains of an unknown Newfoundland soldier who died in France during the First World War are expected to arrive in St. John’s tomorrow. Preparations are being made for a solemn reburial ceremony. Newfoundland M-P Seamus O’Regan (SHAY’-muhs oh-REE’-ghin) is in northern France with delegations from the provincial and federal governments. He says the repatriation has taken years to organize.
(“..on Saturday.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland National War Memorial in downtown St. John’s. That’s where the unknown soldier’s remains will be placed in a black granite tomb on July 1st — which is Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Canadian Press broadcast team