It will be 97 years on November 11 when the First World War ended, the day in which the world has the opportunity to remember the tens of millions of people who suffered and died in that four-year apocalyptic struggle.
In the Smoky River region, the public is invited to the Elks and Royal Purple Community Hall in McLennan on November 11 for the annual Remembrance Day service. The event will begin at 10:45 a.m. and MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd will be the guest speaker.
There will be a parade to the Royal Canadian Legion Hall following the service, where a wreath will be laid at the cenotaph.
A light lunch and refreshments will be served, and a roast beef supper will be held there at 6 p.m., by donation.
If you would like to obtain a wreath, they are available for a suggested donation of $25, although this is not required.
The Poppy Campaign started on Oct. 30, and trays of poppies will be located at all municipal offices, banks and credit unions, schools and nursing homes, as well as the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in McLennan. Should more poppies be required, please contact Norma Sobolewski at (780) 324-3034 or Don Fish at (780) 324-2199 or (780) 837-0564.
All funds from the Poppy Campaign are strictly held in trust for local veteran or local emergency situations. They are not available for purposes other than those outlined by the Legion Command.