No gathering for Remembrance Day
The Creemore Legion Executive Committee met on Oct. 6, to review the possibility of re-opening the Legion for local events.
In view of the escalating number of provincial COVID-19 cases and reduced indoor gathering allowances, it was regretfully resolved to keep the Legion premises closed until the New Year, subject to periodic review.
Regarding Remembrance Day – on Wednesday, Nov. 11: At the direction of Dominion Command, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be restricted to a brief wreath-laying and flag lowering, at the Cenotaph. The public is respectfully requested not to attend at the Cenotaph, in conformance with Provincial COVID-19 protocols, but to maintain two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.
There will be no person-to-person-solicitation this year.
The Poppy Campaign will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, with poppies available at the following locations: The Creemore Echo, Creemore LCBO, Foodland, Cashtown Corners Tim Hortons, Creemore Post Office and Jug City.
Continued support from the Creemore Community will be greatly appreciated by the Legion.
Financially, for the year (Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020), the Poppy Trust Fund received $5,369.39 in income, and had expenses and disbursements of $4,694.34, which included; purchasing campaign materials; donations to Veterans comforts, the Legion’s National Homeless Veteran’s Program, Ontario Bursaries and Charities, and Youth Education. The balance of the Fund as of Sept. 30, was $2,633.99.
– Submitted by Doug Mills, public relations officer for the Creemore Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.