Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island

Memorial Day 2014 - invitation

Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 26th from 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. the United States Consul General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen.

The ceremony will include a flyover and the firing of a cannon between the hours of 11:00 am and 12:00 noon.

The general public is welcome to attend this event. Please be aware that parking is very limited and access to the site is via a fairly steep path.

Phone: (902) 429-2480 ext. 2038 for more information.

About Memorial Day:
Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Monday in May and is a day on which the dead of all wars are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places.