Creston Remembrance Day observance set

Creston’s Royal Legion Branch 29 will hold its annual Remembrance Day outdoor service this year on Wednesday, November 11, to include the Colour Guard and Heroes Parade.

The remembrance will be live-streamed through Swift Internet and social distancing protocols will be observed to stem the spread of COVID-19. Anyone planning on attending the event is asked to bring a lawn chair and dress warmly.

“It will be easier to physically distance if people are seated in lawn chairs rather than standing about during the ceremony,” said Gail Landon, the vice-president of Branch 29.

Poppies will be available by donation at local retail stores, but cadets will not be selling any this year, nor are they marching in the parade.

Any veterans interested in participating in the parade are welcome, and asked to contact Sergeant-at-Arms Dwayne McKenzie at (587) 990-3971.

Weather permitting, the service will include a fly-over.

Most wreaths will be laid from 8:30 to 9:30 the morning of service. Residents or groups interested in ordering a wreath can do so in person by visiting the Creston Legion location between 9 a.m. and noon.

Following the service, the Legion’s canteen will be open from noon to 3 p.m. and stew will be served to veterans and a guest, as well as first-responders.