On Monday, May 25th U.S. Memorial Day was marked in Halifax by the annual ceremony at Deadman’s Island. The ceremony commemorates the nearly 200 American prisoners of The War of 1812 buried at that site.
The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, the U.S. Navy Exchange Officers, and the Canadian military joined together to honor these servicemen in a ceremony that marked the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812.
VADM Connor, Commander of U.S. Submarine Forces and Allied Submarine Command brought greetings on behalf of the United States and RAdm John Newton brought greetings on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy. Other highlights of the service included cannon fire, a Sea King fly over and the attendance of period re-enactors.