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Sunday, March 3, 2024
Letter: Legion thanks community for Remembrance service and campaign
Legion Branch 124 president Al Howse. DAVE VAN DE LAAR

Dear editor:

On behalf of the General Nelles Branch #124 of the Royal Canadian Legion, I would like to thank all of those who supported the Remembrance Day services on Nov. 11 at the Queen Street cenotaph and in Queenston.

A thank you to the veterans, branch associate members, RCMP, town fire department and cadets for marching with us. Thanks also to those who presented wreaths on behalf of their family or organization.

Our chaplain put together a concise service with participation from townsfolk. The Old Town service was well attended, although being a Saturday, schools did not participate.

We acknowledge that there was a problem with the amplified sound and a remedy has already been found for next year. The branch is taking that burden off the town.

The first two weeks in November is when we hold our poppy campaign, reminding everyone of the sacrifice of previous generations and the ongoing work of the Canadian military.

Nearly all of the local businesses supported us by allowing counter boxes in their stores and to those brave members who stood in the cold to meet people on the street with a poppy, we say thank you and well done.

We had a successful poppy campaign which met last year’s collection for veterans in need.

Al Howse, president
Royal Canadian Legion branch 124

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