Letter to the editor 1, November 5, 2015

Dear Editor,

As we move into November our thoughts here at Branch 115 of the Royal Canadian Legion turn more than ever to the Remembrance of those Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice in conflicts throughout the world in the service of our country. We also honour the men and women who today proudly wear the uniform of the Canadian Forces and continue to distinguished themselves both at home and around the world.

The wearing of the Flanders poppy has become a universal symbol of remembrance inspired by the words of John McCrae and 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 dependents and it is through the generosity of the local community and the tireless work of our volunteers that we are able to help ensure that our veterans and their dependents are cared for and treated with the dignity and 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 7, and also to participate in the Remembrance Parade Sunday, November 8. The parade will assemble at 12:45 p.m. in the IGA car park, 484 Main Road, and march to the Legion where a service of remembrance and wreath laying will take place. Further details can be obtained from the Legion.

Peter Mansell

President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 115 Hudson

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