Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210, Lake Cowichan, will be out and around town with their trays of poppies over the next couple of weeks.
Remembrance Day is just around the corner, and Legion members, including Larry Kazakoff and Doug Parker in the photo to the left, will be collecting donations to be used in the support of veterans and their dependants and in the promotion of remembrance.
The Royal Canadian Legion Website states that Remembrance Day is “celebrated in recognition of the time the armistice came into effect — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — when the guns of the First World War fell silent. As this was the war to end all wars it was this time that was selected and has remained so since.
“The need for Remembrance Day was in response to a requirement for people to come together to express their grief on the loss of so many loved ones and to remember.”
Branch 210, Lake Cowichan, is also in the process of getting wreaths ready to purchase and to place at the cenotaph here in Lake Cowichan. If you would like to purchase a wreath in memory of a loved one please contact Sam Jones at 250-749-6031.