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The Weekender: 100-Year-Old Yarmouth Veteran Reads ‘In Flanders Fields’

By Kevin Northup Nov 6, 2022 | 10:29 PM

In this week’s episode, we present our Remembrance Day-themed program.

One of our province’s oldest living veterans resides in Yarmouth. 104-year-old Jim McRae joined the army when he was 23 years old in 1941, with the 162 Squadron during the Second World War.

He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and became the oldest person to lay a wreath at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Yarmouth. We hear McRae read John McCrae’s 1915 poem ‘In Flanders Fields,’ recorded in 2018.

We will have more on upcoming Remembrance Day services in Yarmouth and Wedgeport.

The Weekender is an award-winning news program produced by Y95 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The show tells the stories of the Tri-Counties – in-depth interviews, background stories, looks at the local entertainment and music scenes and so much more. It is our finger on the pulse of the region that includes Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.

There are now many ways to listen to the program. It originally airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on 95.5 CJLS in Yarmouth, 93.5 in Digby, and 96.3 in Shelburne.

On The Weekender website, you can listen to individual interviews. You can listen through the embedded player at the top of this story, or you find the show on podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify. Just search for “Weekender Y95 CJLS” on your preferred podcast platform and follow the show to listen to this and future episodes.

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