Support sought for Veterans’ Banner Project

information submitted by LCol Murray Stewart, CD, PPCLI (Ret’d )

  Many communities across Canada, including Wheatley, erect banners on hydro poles around Remembrance Day to honour veterans who have served Canada at home and abroad, often with great sacrifice.

Sensing local interest, a committee was formed, to determine the feasibility of introducing banners to be displayed on poles along the streets of Kingsville this year, which will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

After study and evaluation, the committee and its supporters appeared before the Town of Kingsville Council on September 10, with its proposal. Council was receptive to the proposal put forth and supported it unanimously to move forward.

The initial banner target set, for this year, is ten, with more to follow in succeeding years.

Sponsors are required to fun at the project, which may include veterans, their families, businesses, and community groups. The committee plans to approach interested veterans to complete an application for the project.

Interested sponsors can telephone Mary- Maureen at 519-733-4578 or Daisy at 712-9706 for details.

To learn more about the project, a Banner Launch Ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, October 27 at the Kingsville Legion. It will include opening remarks, banner display, photo opportunities, a ceremony, and banner unveiling at the poles near the Legion entrance on Division Street.

Town Council, veterans, and their families, Legion members, municipal staff, and the general public are invited to attend the Launch to demonstrate community support for this commendable project honouring our veterans.

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