Veterans Night and Cenotaph Rededication at Millet Legion Sept. 17

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #229 in Millet is planning a special ceremony this month to rededicate an important monument.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #229 in Millet is planning a special ceremony this month to rededicate an important monument.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #229 in Millet is planning a special ceremony this month to rededicate an important monument.

Branch secretary Rosella Plaquin said the Veterans Night and Cenotaph Rededication will be held Sat. Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the cenotaph across the street from the Legion hall.

Plaquin said a colour party will leave the branch and proceed to the cenotaph at 5 p.m. The colour party will include Legion reps plus special guests from the town, county, provincial government, RCMP and Alberta district commander.

At the cenotaph, the padre will give a blessing, a ceremony will be held for the veterans who from Millet who gave their lives in WWI and WWII, a bugler will perform the reveille and wreaths will be lain.

Afterwards, everyone will march back to the branch for a free potluck supper open to the public. Following supper, guests will bring greetings, the district commander will speak and special presentations will be made.

Recently, a new plaque listing all of the veterans who gave their lives was mounted on the cenotaph. Legion Member Betty Scharff was instrumental in getting the plaque made and mounted. Veterans Affairs Canada granted funds for the recent plaque and cenotaph restoration. The cenotaph is located west of the intersection of 52 St and 50 Ave.

Plaquin said lots of work has gone into planning Veterans Night and she hopes all members and the local community come out to the event.

 

 

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