Flags Lowered at Province House for Nova Scotia Soldiers

first_imgFlags at the legislature are lowered to half mast today, Dec. 15, out of respect for Pte. John Curwin and Cpl. Thomas Hamilton, two soldiers from Nova Scotia who died this past weekend. Cpl. Hamilton was born in Truro and raised in Upper Musquodoboit. Pte. Curwin was from Mount Uniacke. Both were members of the Second Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment of Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, N.B., and died of injuries sustained from a roadside bomb while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. “The government and the people of our province are all saddened by the loss,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We share the sorrow with their families and their comrades, and we share their conviction that they will be remembered for their efforts to bring peace to a troubled land.” “I want to add our condolences to the many expressions of sorrow for the families of Private Curwin and Corporal Hamilton,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister responsible for Military Relations. “We are saddened by the loss of two courageous Nova Scotians.”last_img read more