APPLAUSE: Legion salutes community, business

NANAIMO: Royal Canadian Legion appreciates support from community.

To the Editor,

With Nov. 11 just passed, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of Nanaimo for their attendance and support for both the Remembrance Day parade as well as contributions to our poppy campaign.

To facilitate both events, it requires countless volunteers who work hard not just this time of year, but behind the scenes all year long to ensure success.

It also requires the involvement of local businesses who donate food and money to ensure that after the ceremonies, the community can come to the legion and join us for a meal and have a great afternoon.

As such, I would also like to thank the all of the volunteers and businesses for their efforts and contributions.  It so greatly appreciated.

This year we had a successful poppy campaign and ceremony downtown. And while our volunteers and businesses contributed to organizing it, it was the people of Nanaimo, the community, that attended to pay their respects to our fallen comrade, our living veterans and those personnel still serving.

You have taken the time of the past few weeks, and in fact throughout the year, to thank us for our services to our country.

On behalf of our veterans, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of Nanaimo and our communities for supporting us and showing respect during this time of year.

We hope to see you all throughout the year in other activities that we are conducting, as well as during our 2013 poppy campaign and the 2013 Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Andrew Farrow

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10