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PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON

Kyle is pictured here with his two ship mates who were also promoted that same day, Steven Jensen and Ian Nicholson.

The warmer weather is upon us (I think!) and if you wish to have a memorial plaque installed on one of the posts surrounding Place Vimy that can now be done. The cost is $150 per plaque and the extra money collected goes towards the upkeep of Place Vimy and the Legion. Please contact me, Rod Hodgson, at rcl115@videotron.ca and I will be in touch with you for the wording etc.

First VP Mike Elliott says that we have 12 pots of orange commemorative Liberation of Holland tulips now available ready to replant. This is a small fundraising operation for our Legion and they are available for just $20 each. If you wish to contribute, please contact us at rcl115@videotron.ca and he will arrange for their pick up or delivery.

The annual D-Day Friends who Remember luncheon has been postponed until next June 6, 2021. This is the first time since 1945, when this group was formed, that the annual gathering which is usually held at our Legion has had to be cancelled. We know of only three Hudsonites still living that were there during the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944 – former Branch #115 President Ian M. Walker, Peter Acres and Peter Hughes. Ian now lives in Okotoks, Alberta and Peter lives in Brockville, Ontario while Peter Hughes still lives in Hudson.

PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON

Piccadilly Circus in London May 8th, 1945. Jubilant crowds celebrate the end of the war in Europe. Sadly the war in the Pacific theatre would go on for another three months with many thousands more killed or wounded.

On Friday, May 8 the bells of the three churches in Hudson rang at 11 a.m. for almost two minutes (75 times) in memory of the end of the Second World War in Europe 75 years ago on May 8 1945. In 1945 the church bells in Canada, Europe and Great Britain also rang. It was a special day.

Earlier this year former Hudson resident Kyle Tetro was promoted to Lieut. Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy while serving on board HMCS St. John’s out of Halifax. He is the son of Branch #115 members Anne and Edward Tetro and the grandson of Betty and Doug Tetro, both well known Legionnaires and members of the Hudson Police and Fire Departments. Congratulations, another local boy makes good. Lieut. Commander Tetro will soon be posted to DND Headquarters in Ottawa.

If you know of a fellow Legionnaire or even just a friend or neighbour who is confined to his/her home and not able to get out for supplies like medications, groceries etc. please give them a call and try to help them out or drop us a line and we will do our best to arrange something. Our e-mail is rcl115@videotron.ca

Lest we forget…

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