Legion Week marches on

Legion Week flag raising. Sept 18, 2020. (Photo by Municipality of CK)

The spirit of Legion Week lives on through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A flag-raising ceremony was held on Friday at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre to remind the public the work of the Legion carries on. Legion Zone A3 Commander Len Maynard said it is important to note that although the pandemic has brought about changes, the work of the Legion goes on.

“If you are unsure as to what branch hours of operations are or when we may be hosting a lunch, give the branch a call,” Maynard said. “We need your support and the veterans certainly appreciate it.”

Mayor Darrin Canniff said it is important to recognize valued institutions, especially in times of crisis. Legion members and visitors are still encouraged to visit any of the 10 branches in this area during Legion Week while observing branch protocols. Officials remind the public that although recognizing the sacrifice and contribution Canada’s military men and women have made to our freedom remains at the core of the Legion, membership is no longer restricted to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. There are more than 1,400 Legion branches across Canada with more than a quarter of a million members.