PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
Room remains for seven commemorative plaques, like the one shown above, at Place Vimy.
Fourteen new plaques were installed on the posts surrounding Place Vimy this past week in memory of friends and family members. There are now 62 of these small memorial plaques for those who had served during both World Wars as well as in Peacetime and Vietnam and a special one for The Unknown Soldier. We still have room for just seven more plaques. If someone wishes to order one please advise us at email@example.com and the plaque costs $150 which in general is a donation to our Legion Cenotaph Fund for its upkeep etc.
The Canadian flag was at half mast last week in memory of Terry McConnon who passed away June 10 back home in Cork, Ireland. Terry had recently been a member of Legion Br. #115 for a couple of years and had retired as a Major in the RCAF after a long military career.
The flag was then down again for another three days in memory of Legion member Don Kerbyson who recently passed away at the Valleyfield Hospital after a short illness.
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…