Media Release

October 30, 2020

Veterans’ Week flag raising at Civic Centre


Members of Royal Canadian Legion branches across Zone A-3 gathered at the Civic Centre this morning to mark Veterans’ Week in Canada.

Veterans Week officially begins November 5; however, the poppy campaign is already beginning across the community. All donations are used to fund programs that directly help veterans and their families.

Mayor Darrin Canniff noted that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. He said the work of the Legion in in providing support for veterans and the families of veterans from all branches of the service remains extremely important.

Legion Zone Poppy Chairman Irene Williams said she would like to see everyone in Chatham-Kent recognize the sacrifices of veterans. There are 10 Legion branches throughout Chatham-Kent.


 Photo Caption:  Mayor Darrin Canniff and Royal Canadian Legion Zone A-3 Commander Len Maynard prepare to raise the flag marking Veterans Week.

 For more information contact:
Irene Williams
Royal Canadian Legion
Zone 3 Poppy Chairman

John Grosvenor
Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 642 Poppy Chairman

 Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624


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