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

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 29th from 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m., the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen.

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

The general public is welcome to attend this event. Please be aware that access to the site is via a steep path. Parking for this event is at available at Armdale Yacht Club, 75 Burgee Run, Halifax. Vans will shuttle people to the entrance to the island. Please plan to arrive at the parking lot by 10:40 a.m.

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.