The Civil Emergency Corps, more commonly known as the Home Guard, was honoured in the Nova Scotia Mass Choir’s annual tribute, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Dream Continues, at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The Home Guard was a civilian defence force formed during the Second World War to provide police, fire, health and various other services when necessary. Home Guard Platoon 7e was made up entirely of African Nova Scotian men and women who provided service support in north-end Halifax. (Also See The newly formed Nova Scotia Mass Choir, January 15, 1992). (Photo: The Home Guard Platoon 7E, part of the Second World War Halifax Civil Emergency Corps, posed in front of the Gerrish Street Hall in Halifax in July 1943).