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Residents unite to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Crosses make us reflect on what transpired for our freedom
The Legion veterans’ plot at the Chemainus Cemetery decorated with crosses and a wreath adorned with poppies. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The importance of Remembrance Day is continually growing.

The younger generation has embraced their knowledge and understanding of what transpired so they can enjoy freedom today. Hand-in-hand with older generation, community awareness and the despite make sure ‘we will remember them’ seems to be at an all-time high.

The service at the Chemainus cenotaph was not only well-attended, but the Chemainus Cemetery crosses paying tribute to veterans buried there have been prominent during the last month, thanks to Legion 191 Chemainus volunteers.

And volunteers plus ‘Left We Forget Where They Lie’ Cowichan Valley Veterans’ Burial Project coordinator Mike Bieling made sure the veterans interred at Westholme All Saints’ Churchyard had white crosses with a sprig of cedar and a poppy placed at sites.

The honours bestowed upon the fallen for their sacrifices can never be too great.

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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