GF Legion Prepares For Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is almost here and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 is keeping busy.
President Terry Doody explains this year’s importance. “This week we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first armistice to end the First World War.”
At 10:45 Sunday morning a parade will march from the legion to the Cenotaph for the main Remembrance Day Ceremony.
He says the Bells of Peace Celebration takes place at the Cenotaph at 4:30 later that afternoon. “This is a celebration again for the 100th anniversary and we’re gonna [sic] have students from the Grand Forks Secondary School ring a bell that is on a 1944 Bickle Seagrave Fire Truck 100 times in remembrance.”
Doody says that’s not all. “November 19th…. we’re having our elections for the Royal Canadian Legion and all members are encouraged to attend to elect their new officers and their executives to run the legion for the next year.”
Tomorrow, November 8th, the Legion’s Colour Party will be involved in a ceremony at Grand Forks Secondary School. They’re also loaning the school some World War One Memorabilia to be displayed in glass showcasing.