Seated - front row - left to right: Mayor Nancy Peckford, Harold Price (honouree), the banner, Shirley Price (spouse), J. Kenneth Mews (NGHS). Standing - rear row - left to right: Roy Brown, Chairman, Hester Horricks, Past President, Fiona Plunkett, 2nd Vice President, Kim Perrier (daughter) and Deb Leader (daughter). Missing from the photo are Branch 212 Banner Committee members Jay Tousaw, President and Julie O’Brien, Immediate Past President.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Kemptville have adopted a special project for the fall of 2023, the “Honour Our Veterans Banner Program.” The project is part of a well established and growing Canada Wide Memorial Banner Program that is duly supported and sanctioned by the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command.

Last Thursday, the Banner Program Committee held an information at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. In attendance were Mayor Nancy Peckford, on behalf of the Municipality, and Ken Mews representing the Banner Program partnership with the North Grenville Historical Society.

The guests of honour were Chief Petty Officer First Class (Retired) Harold Ernest Price, the first Banner Honouree, his wife Shirley, and their two daughters. Harold served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and the Korean War and turns 101 years of age this year.

The Honour Our Veterans Banner Program information and application packages are currently available at the Reception Desk of the North Grenville Public Library for pick-up and return by Friday, May 26, 2023.


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