For King & Country honours vets

Forty Ladysmith residents were killed in the First World War; ten in the Second World War.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 171 Ladysmith, will hold its annual For King and Country feast in honour of Veterans on Nov. 7.

Forty Ladysmith residents were killed in the First World War; ten in the Second World War. But with the passing of years fewer of those who survived battles on land, sea and air are with us.

“As the years pass, we tend to forget the human sacrifices that have been made by many to enable us to have the privileges of freedom we so enjoy,” states a release.

“Each year we lose more of our World War II Veteran’s,” it adds. “These are replaced by those men and women who have served and are still serving in many conflicts around the world.”

The Legion welcomes everyone in the community to attend its feast in honour not only of veterans who are no longer in the armed forces, but also those still in service.

“Our annual For King and Country Veteran’s Dinner is free for vets,” states the release, “for others it’s just $25.”

Cocktails at 4 p.m. in the downstairs lounge; dinner at 5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room, preceded by a Colour Party and Guard of Honour.

Contact Ladysmith Legion Branch 171 at 245-2273 to reserve tickets.