D-Day heroics remembered in Amherst

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Ninety-one-year-old Alexander Emslie 

AMHERST – Ninety-one-year-old Alexander Emslie was a member of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders when they invaded Normandy during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

Emslie, who lives in Pugwash, laid a wreath last night at the Amherst Cenotaph in memory of soldiers who died during the invasion.

The 2013 ceremony was almost cancelled but Emslie’s daughter, Sine Darragh, said her father helped light a fire to keep the D-Day ceremony going.

Asked if there will be a ceremony again next year, Darragh said, “We hope it gets bigger and better.” 

Organizations: North Nova Scotia Highlanders

Geographic location: Amherst, Normandy, Pugwash

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