PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
The Branch #115 Legion’s most senior WW II veteran and possibly Hudson’s most senior resident, Stan Sepchuk – pictured here with former long-time Legion member Maxine Bredt – will be celebrating his 103rd birthday November 19.
By Rod L. Hodgson – President
The annual Remembrance Day service was very different this year. Sadly we could not have a dinner, parade or our usual large gathering of veterans, cadet corps, local citizens and dignitaries. However, a short service was held this past Wednesday at 11 a.m. in front of the cenotaph. Some 45 or more wreaths were placed by our Legion volunteers – Linda Eames, Mary Jefferies and John Dalgarno. Our flagman for the service was Bill Sansom. It was also nice to hear the bells of St. Thomas Aquinas Church being rung at 11 a.m. as well. Thank you to Father Roland Demers for this kind gesture. If you wish to view the ceremony please check out the Hudson Legion website (www.hudsonlegion.com) and follow the links. The video is just 11 minutes in length and special thanks to Zbig for putting it together. 2020 was the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW II and also the 75th Anniversary of the founding of Hudson Legion Branch #115. We hope to have a belated celebration of our 75th Anniversary sometime in 2021 with a special dinner when we reopen.
You may remember the T-shirt with the Place Vimy bench on the front. We now have hasty-notes and envelopes with the same design. You should have received a message from us last weekend about them. We are selling those at 10 for $10.00 and please advise us if you wish to have a package or two. Our first run of 150 cards was sold out in just three days! You can order them from our e-mail site firstname.lastname@example.org.
We continue to accept your payments for the 2021 Legion dues. You can mail your payment to Hudson Legion Br. #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. However, we can arrange to have you pay with our debit card machine if you call the Legion at (450) 458-4882 and Terry Connolly, our Manager, can set it up. Finally you can also join or renew online at Canadian Legion’s main website; www.legion.ca. At this moment we are not sure when you will be able to get your 2021 sticker or your new card, time will tell.
Here is some very special news. Our most senior WW II veteran and possibly Hudson’s most senior resident, Stan Sepchuk, will be celebrating his 103rd birthday on November 19. All the best Stan and thanks for your service as a Sergeant with the RCAF during WW II.
Again this Season our legion has agreed to assist the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence with the annual sale of poinsettias. For your donation to the residence you will receive a poinsettia and a $15 tax receipt will be issued. The plants will be delivered to your home November 26 by a Legion Member. If you are interested is assisting with this campaign and you wish to order your plant, please contact Gerry Foliot at (450) 458-4125. Thank you for your support.
Lest we forget…