Remembrance Day 2020, like no other, took place successfully at the Battle Street Cenotaph thanks to many organizations and individuals working together.
The focus this year was to hold a restricted ceremony, organized “By Veterans, For Veterans” and, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52, we are grateful for the assistance provided by the City of Kamloops, Lee’s Music, the ANAVETS, the Rocky Mountain Rangers, the RCMP, CFJC-TV and other media outlets.
Through the help of the media, we were able to spread the news and our request to the community to stay home and watch the ceremony online.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone in the Kamloops area for respecting our request to keep the ceremony primarily for veterans.
As well, the Poppy Campaign was held under unusual circumstances. Poppy tables were located around the city and, for the most part, the campaign proceeded in its normal fashion. Again, the Kamloops community has shown its overwhelming support for veterans through generosity and spirit.
Thank you to everyone who gave their support to veterans through contributions to the Poppy Campaign, whether it was purchasing a wreath, sending in a donation or dropping change into a poppy box. Every donation is meaningful.
Finally, to the numerous Legion members who donated many hours of their time, sitting at poppy tables or working at the Poppy Office, we thank you. No campaign like this would succeed without many dedicated volunteers.
Thank you, Kamloops.