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Aug. 14, 2018 | Tuesday
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Legion celebrates 90th anniversary
From left, Harvey Hall, Barb Cole, Jeff Hall, Al Howse (Legion president), Victor Packard and Chris Toye cook up food for those who came out to celebrate the Legion’s 90th anniversary on Saturday. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

Although it rained Saturday morning, the sky cleared up and the sun came out in the afternoon for the NOTL Legion's 90th anniversary barbecue.

Spirits were still high and the smell of the grill was in the air as members celebrated nine decades of community service at the Legion Branch 124 on King St., near Memorial Park.

Legion president Al Howse said the organization will also honour its 90th anniversary by "refreshing the look of the Legion," with work mainly being done to the monument out front to make it more accessible.

“We are also going to refresh our look at the Branch on King street, with work on the monument area in the front. We want to keep our look welcoming to all," said Howse.

Also, members will gather information to update a Legion book published in 1988 about local service men and women.

“We are going to build on our work to document the stories and pictures …  to update and put all information we have in digital form for wider distribution,” said Howse.

“There are many brave men and women from this area enlisted, and have stories and pictures to go with the adventures.”

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 was officially formed May 18, 1928, with the mission to support veterans, promote remembrance and serve the community.

 

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