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Battleford veterans banners now number 111

The banners will hang on lampposts in Battleford until mid-November.

BATTLEFORD — Friday saw the unveiling of Battleford’s Veterans Banner Program for 2022, held at the Alex Dillabough Centre.

MC for the event, Tim Popp, vice-president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9, Battleford, and vice-chair of the Fred Light Museum, said. “The veteran banner program has taken off in our province and many communities have adopted this as a tribute to the brave men and women who enlisted to serve in time of world conflict.”

This is the fourth year of the banner program in Battleford, he said, and this year there were 14 new banners bringing the total to 111. Along with the banners, booklets have been produced to give a brief biography of each veteran.

“We can read names on war memorials or see veterans March proudly in parades wearing their service medals,” said Popp. “This banner program brings more visual attention to the veterans who served our country in wartime and to some who never returned. only to be buried in lands from afar. It is a way of saying thank you for your service.”

The banners will hang on lampposts in Battleford until mid-November.

The program was first launched by the Fred Light Museum and is undertaken in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 and the Town of Battleford.

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