The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Kemptville hopes that this message finds you all well and safe during these difficult times.
The Poppy Campaign will begin this year as always on the last Friday in October and run until November 11. We will have Poppy boxes available, some new reduced touch technology, so you can avoid using cash and continue to wear your poppies with pride and respect for our fallen.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a very auspicious occasion. However, we are also in the midst of a pandemic, and the second wave of the pandemic. This means that our Remembrance Day this year will look and be very different than other years.
In accordance with Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion direction and Public Health authorities, we will not be holding a parade, and we will not be opening the branch to host guests and the community following the usual ceremony.
The ceremony will be conducted by a limited number of members of the Branch, wearing masks, and appropriately physically / socially distanced. All wreaths will be laid prior to the ceremony to avoid unnecessary contact and avoid potential transmission of COVID19. We encourage everyone to take time to learn about the sacrifices our Veterans have made during the First World War, Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Missions, and Afghanistan War.
We ask that you be safe, continue to physically / socially distance, wear masks, and avoid gatherings of people larger than recommended by Public Health authorities. And, with this in mind, we are asking that you stay home and watch the National Ceremony on TV, safe with your families, to avoid any further risk of spread of COVID19.