Another Remembrance Day has passed, with the citizens of Ladysmith again outdoing themselves by attending the Cenotaph to honour the Veterans of all the wars, and to remember the fallen. After an early morning rain, the sun came out, and just before 11 a.m., a rainbow appeared.
On behalf of all the members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171, I would like to thank all the organizations and people who contributed to this year’s success. A special thank you goes to Salamander Books for their artful display of Korean war memorabilia. Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for the use of the façade, and Blooms Florists for their display. Thank you to the branch members who assisted with laying wreaths and preparing poppy trays. We could not manage without the help of the cadets in the days prior to and during the remembrance service. To the colour party and the band, thank you for your participation at the cenotaph, at the Lodge on 4th, and at LaRosa Gardens. The donation of your time is greatly appreciated.
Heartfelt thanks goes to the Ladysmith Rotary who once again sponsored the Veteran’s Dinner – for King and Country. A huge amount of thought, research and effort goes into preparing the program.
Lastly, thank you to all those, who by purchasing a poppy or wreath, or making a donation help support this very worthwhile cause.
Karen Graczyk and Roy Empey
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171