Davis Day Rememberance
Eileen Romeo and Evelyn MacDougall
June 11th is Miner's Memorial Day - or Davis Day - so named after William Davis, a miner in New Waterford who was shot and killed by coal company police during a bitter strike in 1925.
But it seems, every coal mining family has a story.
In Florence, two sisters remember what happened to their father in the mines, as though it was yesterday. George Carey died back in 1947.
Today, Eileen Romeo and Evelyn MacDougall held a ceremony at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Florence to pay tribute to him and to all coal miners.
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