We honour the Veterans who have returned from various conflicts and lived out their lives in Transcona. The Family and Friends of the Veterans place a cross with a poppy on each grave. There are some Veterans who have no family, we are inviting the community to come down for this ceremony and place the cross on their graves. Our Branch provides the crosses and it is a beautiful sight to see all the graves with the cross.
The Day will begin with a Service at the
Field of Honour in the Transcona Cemetery
The pledge of the Royal Canadian Legion:
“WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
Parade to Cenotaph
As a part of this event we take part in a parade that starts at our Branch at approximately 2:30 pm.
We march to the Cenotaph in Memorial Park Circle where another short service is held with the laying of Wreaths to honour the fallen. Those that are unable to march we will have use of our Legion float that holds approximately 10 people, on a first come basis.
You can also drive or walk to the Cenotaph to participate/watch the service.
On Sunday, December 3rd the Transcona Legion, Branch 7 held a special ceremony at the Transcona cemetery Field of honour. Peter Martin organized this event on behalf of the Transcona Legion and it involved the placing of Christmas wreaths at the beginning and end of each row of tombstones as well as placing tea lights on the top of each gravestone. The wreaths were donated by Geoff and Regan Archambault and the tea lights were donated by the Transcona BIZ.
In one of the attached photos Geoff is officially presenting the 1st wreath to Sharon Mortimer ( Legion President) as the volunteers who placed the lites and wreaths, look on.
These lites and wreaths will remain in place for the month of December.
We encourage anyone who is available to come out and see this display.
The generous donations in support of our Veterans is an example of Remembrance
and appreciation for the sacrifices of our Veterans.
Thank-you Peter Martin for the work you do in preserving the
Remembrance of Veterans in the Transcona community.