YORKTON - As the calendar is about to turn to November things get busy for the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch No. 77 in Yorkton.
Brittany Johnson, first vice-president of the local branch gave Yorkton Council an update on plans leading up to Remembrance Day services Nov. 11.
The efforts include marking Veteran’s Week Nov. 5 to 11, including a raising of the Legion flag at the cenotaph on Smith Street at 10 a.m. Nov. 5.
Ahead of the actual week, Johnson said members of local cadet clubs and scout organizations will begin with poppy sales starting Oct. 29.
The Legion will also begin selling wreaths in Yorkton, Bredenbury, Churchbridge and Saltcoats starting Oct. 29.
Overall, Johnson said the activities are all focused on recognizing the contributions of veterans.
“It’s another year where we have a chance to say thank you (to our veterans),” she told Council.
One of the best ways to say thank you is to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11 at the Flexihall in the Gallagher Centre. Those attending are asked to be in their seats by 10:40 a.m.
“Remembrance Day is a very important day to all veterans and Legion members,” said Johnson, adding it is a way “to celebrate the freedoms they gave us.”