Thank you Terrace from Branch #13.
There may have been a chill wind blowing down Lakelse Avenue on Nov. 11 but it was heartwarming for the Veterans, Legionaries, youth groups and service organizations on parade to see the number of Terrace citizens lining the street, filling the theatre and standing at the Cenotaph to honour those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom in this beautiful community.
Both the paraders and the observers were there, wearing their red poppies, not to glorify war, but to celebrate peace and thank the men and women who brought us that peace and also those who now protect it and us in our everyday lives such as our military, the RCMP and our firefighters.
We would also like to thank the unknown person or persons who chased down the windswept wreaths at the cenotaph on the 12th and replaced them in an orderly and respectful way. It was most appreciated.
With the final counts coming in, this promises to be a banner year for the poppy campaign.
Much thanks for this goes to Cde Peter Crompton who has spearheaded this important event for years and his willing helpers.
Thanks also goes to the people of Terrace and area, including the Hazeltons and the First Nations villages from near and far for their generosity.
Remembrance Day may have come and gone but that does not mean that Branch #13 of the Legion is going to be resting on its laurels.
The next couple of months will be busy ones.
The Branch is starting a drop-in darts night starting on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Members and bona fide guests bring your darts and come on in from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. or later.
Sports fans will be pleased to hear there will be a Grey Cup party and auction at the Branch on Saturday evening the 23rd and the Branch will be open to watch the game on Sunday.
Members and bona fide guests come on out and enjoy the friendly rivalry between the supporters of the teams.
Saturday November 30th, the Branch will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a late year garage sale with many Christmas items, winter sports items and a variety of other interesting bits and pieces for sale.
Members remember Tuesday, Dec. 10th is the election meeting.
Come out and have your say in who administers your Branch for the next year.
We will remember them.