Veterans honoured during Remembrance Day events

Summerland will honour its veterans at Remembrance Day events on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Summerland will honour its veterans at Remembrance Day events on Sunday, Nov. 11.

A parade will start at 10:45 a.m. from the area of Okanagan Regional Library on Wharton Street and proceed to Memorial Park.

At the ceremony, the salute to the colour guard will be given by World War veteran and retired Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Quarton, Summerland’s most decorated veteran.

Quarton is the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Alberta Centennial Medal, the French Legion of Honour, Queen’s Silver and Golden Jubilees and the Canadian Centennial Medal.

Also featured at the ceremony will be decorated veteran Rollie Muloin, a member of the Order of the Métis Nation, recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and a 67-year member of the Legion.

After the ceremony, a soup lunch will be served to the public, free of charge, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22 at 14205 Rosedale Ave. Entertainment will be provided by Sister Act starting at 2 p.m.

At 5 p.m. Remembrance Day dinner will be provided free of charge for veterans, who are urged to reserve a spot in advance.

For non-veterans, the dinner of turkey, ham and the trimmings will cost $12.

Drinks will be provided for veterans by the Kinsmen Club.

For Remembrance Day only, children will be allowed in the Legion.

 

 

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