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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Memory of St.Lawrence Native - Private Kevin Kennedy

St.Lawrence Laurentian- Kevin Kennedy

Private Kevin Vincent Kennedy

Died: April 8, 2007

Age: 20

Hometown: St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador

Unit : 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick)

Private Kennedy was killed when the armored vehicle he was in hit a roadside bomb. Kennedy was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.

Wreath laid by Kay & Myles in honor of Kevin on Nov. 11, 2008

Just arrived home from the Memorial Day Service held in St. John's on Duckworth Street. It was quite an emotional service. During the Memorial, an unveiling of a new plaque by Premier Danny Williams took place. The plaque is dedicated to the fallen victims of our Newfoundlanders who were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan
Myles and Kay were in attendance
Former St.Lawrence natives, Myles and Kay Kennedy, the parents of Kevin Kennedy were there and laid a wreath in honor of their son. Kevin's brother Michael could not attend. He was involved in a ceremony in Halifax. After the ceremony was over I shouted out to Myles, he came over and we had a good chat . Obviously, he spoke about Kevin and Michael and then we chatted about the Nationals.
Shortly after speaking to Myles, I saw Kay. I then called out to her and Kay came over. Kay was very emotional as one would expect from a mother on this day. We had a great yarn . We talked about the loss of Kevin and you can see that Kay is still hurting. She also mentioned about when Kevin was playing soccer out home and we were involved with the fundraising for BPSA Team of which Kevin was a member. She said, "Life was so simple and she mentioned how it could change in the matter of minutes". I guess this could be a lesson for us all.

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