Telling the stories remains important

Mayor reflects on Remembrance Day

As November 11th approaches poppies begin to make their appearance across the city.  Members of the Royal Canadian Legion visit local schools and discuss the contribution that our Canadian Forces have made around the globe.   

This year students at local schools helped assemble thousands of poppies to assist the Legion in getting ready for the annual Remembrance Day.   

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hen local cadet corps go to work gathering donations and pinning poppies on the public.  

The poppy fund is an important part of fund raising for the Royal Canadian Legion and supports many of their member services.

In recent years, attendance at events in Yorkton has grown, despite the fact that we have lost many veterans that served in conflicts ranging from world wars to peacekeeping efforts.   The support shown to those who have served is always heartwarming.  

From stirring essays to colouring contests children continue to honour those who have given so much to protect our nation.

It points to the fact that school visits and telling the story of conflicts and resolution is important.  On behalf of residents of Yorkton and our city council a profound thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve in the defense of liberty and justice.    “Lest we forget”.  

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