Royal Canadian Legion ready for Remembrance Day, 2016

Branch 268 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. James is busily preparing for Remembrance Day festivities.

  • Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 1:00pm
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Spirit Square

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Branch 268 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. James is busily preparing for Remembrance Day festivities.

Marylou Flora Fonda is determined to keep the legion’s presence known in Fort St. James.

“It’s important that the community know that there is a legion in our community once again and this year is special because it has been 50 years since the Legion received its charter,” Flora Fonda said.

Flora Fonda has been with the Legion since she was 18-years-old.

“My father was a veteran, that’s why it’s important for me to personally keep the legion going and to be able to allow people the opportunity to remember.”

Poppies are now available in Fort St. James and local girl guides will also be distributing the symbolic flowers.

Remembrance Day will be hosted by the District of Fort St. James on Nov. 11.

A colour party will assemble at the Community Centre at 10:45 followed by a march to the cenotaph at Spirit Square.

The laying of wreaths will follow.

All are invited to the Community Centre after the ceremony.

For more information about the legion, to join or to volunteer, please contact: mffonda@hotmail.com