Sunday September 15 marks the beginning of Royal Canadian Legion Week and the event was marked with flag raising ceremonies at municipal service centres in Wallaceburg and Chatham today.
In Chatham, Mayor Darrin Canniff said his family has always supported the Legion, adding that his father had been a branch president in the 1970’s.
Wallaceburg’s flag raising was attended by Chatham-Kent Councillors Aaron Hall and Carmen McGregor and St. Clair Township Deputy Mayor Steve Miller.
The legion was praised as important part of the community.
Zone A3 Commander Len Maynard invited the public to drop in to any of the 10 branches in this area during Legion Week.
Although recognizing the sacrifice and contribution Canada’s military men and women have made to our freedom remains at the core of the Legion, membership is no longer restricted to veterans of Canada’s armed forces.
There are more than 1,400 Legion branches across Canada with in excess of a quarter of a million members.