The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 85 in Kapuskasing is honoring veterans in a unique way leading up to Remembrance Day. Thirty five banners of veterans who have a connection or are from the community are being flown on the utility poles until shortly after November 11th. Organizer Dianne Leaist says families nominated those veterans for the special recognition.
“That have served in the second world war, the Korean War, peacekeeping and we have the RCMP as well as the first world war,” she said. “So it’s a way to honour those individual who served their country.”
Leaist says the Legion used the Kap 100 banners for a similar size and for the location of them.
“But the families had a say,” she said. “They requested certain places in town and the town was very gracious and cooperative and moved some of the banner hardware especially along Riverside.”
Leaist says the banners arrived late and were just put up recently so they will be flown past Remembrance Day. She adds that the Legion is looking forward to having this program every year.