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Camp Cassidy honours veterans with hiking trail bridge Dedication Ceremonies

June 2023  

 

Two hiking trail bridges at Camp Cassidy were named in honour of military veterans at very emotional Dedication Ceremonies held at the Camp in June, 2023.

 

On June 9th the MacNaughton Bridge was dedicated to Major Archie MacNaughton from Black River Ridge, N.B., a veteran of both the First and Second World Wars. He was fatally wounded on D-Day while leading his men in battle. A very poignant Heritage Minute of his life and sacrifice can be found here: https://youtu.be/-AuKXAftIts.  Several of Major MacNaughton’s descendants attended the touching ceremony.

 

On June 10th a Dedication Ceremony was held to name the Seeley Bridge in honour of Sgt. Michael Seeley.  Born in Fredericton, NB and a member of the Eel Bar First Nation (Mi’kmaq), Sgt. Seeley served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the US Army and the US Marines until he was fatally wounded while serving in Iraq in 2006 at the age of 27. Sgt. Seeley’s mother, aunt and other family members were in attendance.

The MacNaughton and Seeley Bridges are part of the Camp Cassidy hiking trails which cross several beautiful streams within the property.  The professionally designed trails and the Camp’s other amenities are reserved for the exclusive use of active and retired military and first responder personnel and their immediate families.  Members of these groups are welcome to enjoy the Camp anytime during daylight hours between the Victoria Day and Thanksgiving weekends, at no cost.