Letter to the editor, Oct. 30, 2014

Dear Editor,

As we move into November our thoughts here at Branch 115 of the Royal Canadian Legion turn to the Remembrance of those Canadians who have served and those who made the supreme sacrifice in conflicts throughout the world in the service of our country. This year more than ever we also honour the selfless service of the men and women who today proudly wear the uniform of the Canadian Forces and continue to serve our Nation.

The wearing of the Flanders poppy has become a universal symbol of remembrance inspired by the words of John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields. For two weeks every year the Legion promotes the act of remembrance through the Poppy Campaign. The Poppy Campaign is the cornerstone of our mission to serve veterans and their dependent and it is through the generosity of the local community that we are able to help ensure that our veterans and their dependents are cared for and treated with the respect that they deserve.

Please wear your poppy with pride and be one of the countless Canadians of all ages who help to ensure that the sacrifices of those who have severed this nation are never forgotten. We invite you to attend our Remembrance Dinner on Saturday, November 8 and also to participate in the Remembrance Parade on Sunday, November 9, the parade will assemble at 12:45 in the IGA car park and march to the Legion where a service of remembrance and wreath laying will take place.

Further details can be obtained from the Legion. Lest We Forget

Peter Mansell

President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115

Hudson

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