Subject: Ladner Legion Branch 061 – Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day
On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Delta Branch 061, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation to the overall Community, for their support during this year’s Poppy Campaign. Total donations are somewhat less than last year, due in part to the inability of the Cadets, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts to fully assist us.
These donations were, mostly achieved due to the large number of our dedicated members and members of the community who came forth to volunteer, with many of them doing more than one shift. We were also assisted, for the first time, by several Delta Firefighters who did numerous shifts. We are ever so grateful for their support. Without these dedicated individuals we would not have the funds to give back to the community.
In addition, we must also extend this appreciation to all the store merchants and the Delta School District for accepting our donation boxes in their stores and the School District for distributing and collecting all donations.
These donations belong to the Community and will be distributed back into the Community in the coming months. We constantly monitor the Community and in particular our veterans and their families who may require assistance.
We also believe that not having a regular Remembrance Day with thousands of residents being in attendance may have been a factor. I find it difficult having a Remembrance Day without a proper ceremony with a parade and marching supporters and veterans.
We would also like to mention the support we receive from the Delta Police Pipe Band who are so dedicated in honouring Remembrance Day and demonstrate that so gracefully when they play on parade.
In closing we are indebted to everyone especially our patrons, who continue to support us in keeping the Legion operational during these uncertain and difficult times.
Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 61 President
Poppy Campaign Chair