The photo above is Branch 99 from Cowansville, Quebec. It is the very branch my Grandfather Frederick J. Knight helped found after serving in the trenches in WW1. My father Arthur J. Knight followed suit in WW2 and proudly followed his father, always supporting Branch number 99 until his death. Each year I would march in the Remembrance Parade behind the Legion. When I found this picture of them marching in Cowansville in the 1950’s it brought tears to my eyes.
The Canadian Legion is extremely important to me no matter where they are located. It should be important to you too!
There are great stories coming out of our local Branch 192 Carleton Place. Rhonda Pond sent me this message:
I recently received my 20 year membership pin, and I couldn’t be prouder of many, many leaders in our community! I am moved tremendously by Comrades Ron Gobel, Jerry Flynn, the Ocean Wave Fire Company, the Carleton Place OPP and every volunteer who has shown Dan Boudreault what it means to belong. Thank you to my Dad, Comrade Garry Pond, for sharing this with me. Please pass this along ~ we want EVERY veteran to have a place to come to for help. Join your local Legion, volunteer where when you can. You never know which friend or neighbour will need you first, or which one might help you. #findyourRCL #branch192
In memory of Fred J. Knight of Cowansville, Quebec.
He is the one in the middle with the Mason apron on.. Now that’s another story 🙂
Great post, Linda! The Legions offer a great fellowship and camaraderie for their deserving members. Much of my childhood was spent at my dad’s American Legion Post.
I know.. and me too.. I just love to see things like this.. We soon forget what these men and women did for us.
The welfare of our veterans is so close to my heart. Thank you for sharing this and I will do the same. I was fortunate to visit our troops in Kandahar, twice. We need to make sure that every one of them knows how deeply appreciative we are and that we are there for them too.
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high five sister friend