On November 3, 2018, I had the honour and the privilege of being invited to attend the Annual Remembrance Dinner at the Hants County Legion Branch #9 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. The senior members of the Legion, as always, prepared an excellent dinner. One of the highlights of the evening was watching the young cadets who served the dinner. They were smartly turned out in dress uniform, many of them decked out with badges of rank and qualification. Some also wore medals denoting their years of service to the movement. What really stood out about these young cadets was their impeccable manners. They were very impressive in both speech and action.
Accompanying the dinner was a composite cadet orchestra made up of Sea, Army and Air Cadets. This year, King’s-Edgehill stood out proudly as eight of our young musicians performed for the dinner guests. Ella Brown and David Ubber performed on their trumpets; Jimin Choe was splendid on her flute; Thomas Boily and Ken Lee were superb on alto saxophone playing the Boogie Woogie; Bryan Li was great on the clarinet; Taewoo Kim handled the drum set with great pizzazz. Of course, our own Band Sergeant Major Ben Lohr provided the heart of the music with his tuba.
Prior to leaving campus, I thanked our young musicians for giving up part of their November Break. I said they should be out having fun with their friends. Jimin Choe looked up at me and said, “You don’t think this is fun?”
Another great day to be a cadet in the 254! (Thank you to Ken Babcock for the photos.)
Captain Keith Hynes Commanding Officer 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps
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