By Rod L. Hodgson – President
PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
The top plaque on the cenotaph that dates back to 1948 was recently upgraded by Georgia and Doug Jesty.
We continue to accept your payments for the 2021 Legion dues which you can mail to Hudson Legion Branch #115, 56 Beach Road, Hudson, QC, J0P 1H0. The fee is $60 and, on the memo line of your cheque, write 2021 dues. Make the cheque payable to Hudson Legion Br. #115. We cannot do e-transfers at this moment. We’re still not sure when you will be able to get your 2021 sticker or your new card – time will tell.
The annual Poppy Campaign is ongoing and our wonderful volunteers have placed boxes around the region at various stores, schools, banks and other organizations. Let’s hope we have another good year like the last one.
The top plaque on our cenotaph was recently upgraded by Georgia and Doug Jesty. They did a fantastic job and for your info that is the original plaque that has been there since our cenotaph was unveiled in 1948 in Benson Park. It was built by local volunteer stone masons Lorne Graham and Everett Lancaster and when it was transferred to its current location it was upgraded by Buddy Simpson, Ted Sargent and Paul-Emile Turcotte. The latter made and installed the copper top.
In a few short days the mums will be replaced by about 500 new tulip bulbs that will be planted in the garden around the cenotaph.
You may remember the T-shirt with the Place Vimy bench on the front. We are planning a Legion fundraising event in the next few weeks to sell these to anyone who wants one or more. We are currently working on the costs, as soon as we get more info we will begin advertising. Executive member Jay Oland is organizing this and we hope to have various coloured shirts to offer to you other than black. It should be a great fundraising item for our still closed Legion.
Get-well wishes go out to our dear friend and Legion member Norman Hodgson who is under the weather but recovering quite nicely in the Valleyfield Hospital. Hope you will be home very soon; our thoughts and prayers are there for you.
Lest we forget…