Members of Royal Canadian Legion branches across Zone A-3 gathered at the Civic Centre this morning and in Wallaceburg, to mark Veterans’ Week in Canada.
Veterans Week officially begins November 5, but 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 said, “the work of the Legion in providing support for veterans and the families of veterans from all branches of the service remains extremely important and encourages everyone across Chatham-Kent to remember veterans and their service.”
Legion Zone Poppy Chairman said they would like to see everyone in Chatham-Kent recognize the sacrifices of veterans. There are 10 Legion branches throughout Chatham-Kent.