With November 11 just passed and a new year almost upon us, I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals for their attendance and support for both the Remembrance Day parade as well as contributions to our poppy campaign.
This year we had a very successful poppy campaign and our afternoon cenotaph service was well attended.
The people in this valley are what make these events such a success. Their generous donations and those who attended the ceremonies, showing their respect to our fallen comrades, our living veterans and those still serving today, are very important and greatly appreciated.
The money raised through the poppy campaign does not stay within the Legion. All monies generated go directly back to the community by assisting veterans and their families, helping the needy, bursaries to children of veterans, assisting fire departments and health organizations within our poppy district (Dry Gulch to Spillimacheen).
Over the years, we have had assistance from other organizations for which we are very grateful. Now we need your help. We need men and women to join the Legion in order that the work carried on by the branches in the past can continue. Whether you become a Legion member, come to our fundraising events or assist us as a volunteer, you will always be welcome within our branch. Your support is so important and would be appreciated.
We hope to see you all throughout the year at other activities and functions we are conducting, as well as during our 2013 poppy campaign and the 2013 Remembrance Day ceremonies.
President, Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 199