PHOTO BY PETER ZEEMAN
Well the tulips at Place Vimy were in full bloom but why not drop by anyway and reflect for a few moments on why they were there. Read the names on the cenotaph and the plaques on the posts that surround Place Vimy that are dedicated to the various conflicts and our friends and family members who fought and died to make Canada what it is today; Great.
Twelve new memorial plaques for the posts surrounding Place Vimy have been ordered and should be installed within the next week or so. Thank you for supporting our cause. Currently we have no more room for any more plaques until we get these 12 installed first. Also, at the moment, we are looking into purchasing a memorial bench for the Place Vimy park area. More on that at a later date as we are looking for an appropriate design.
On June 6 the Canadian flag outside our Branch #115 will be lowered to half staff in memory of those who lost their lives 76 years ago on D-Day, June 6, 1944 or as it was officially called – Operation Overlord. Many young men from Hudson were there that day storming the beaches of Normandy in the initial phase of the Liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. Luckily all those from Hudson survived the day but sadly some not the war. Lest we forget.
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; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lest we forget…