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Remembrance, in Bradford

By Bradford Times Staff

 Legion president Mike Giovanetti, left, and Town worker Mark Hill put up a Veteran Banner on Holland St. in Bradford, October 26, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Legion president Mike Giovanetti, left, and Town worker Mark Hill put up a Veteran Banner on Holland St. in Bradford, October 26, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

On Oct. 26, the town took down some of the sesquicentennial banners along Holland Street, and replaced them with Remembrance Day banners, and the new veteran banners.
The veteran banner program was launched by the Bradford legion this year. Families could purchase a personalized vinyl banner, featuring a photo of their veteran with details of his or her service, that would be hung on a light standard in downtown Bradford, for Remembrance week. The banners were $150 each, which included the cost of production, and a donation to the Poppy Fund, in support of veterans and their families, and youth programs that include Cadets. 
The legion is holding its annual Remembrance Dinner this Saturday at the Legion Hall in Bradford. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 per person, and a limited number are available at the legion, 905-775-5025.
On Nov. 5, there will be a Remembrance Church Service at Trinity Anglican Church in Bradford, starting at 10 a.m. The annual Remembrance Parade, down Holland Street and Bingham to the Legion Cenotaph on Back Street, will start at 1 p.m., followed by a wreath-laying ceremony honouring veterans and those who gave their lives for their country, at 1:30 p.m. All are encouraged to come out and watch the parade, and the ceremony. A reception will follow, at the branch.
There will also be a Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11, starting at 10:45 a.m. at the cenotaph.
Remember to pick up a poppy for Remembrance Day, and support the Poppy Fund.