Whalley Legion to honour Afghanistan vets

Branches across Canada taking part in Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day Aug. 20.

The Whalley Legion is honouring the men and women of the Canadian Forces

The Royal Canadian Legion Whalley Branch 229 is planning an Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day to demonstrate Legionnaires’ gratitude to the serving men and women of the Canadian Forces, and their families, for their dedication during the Afghanistan combat mission.

“Legion members believe it is important to recognize the sacrifices that have been made by service men and women in Afghanistan, and during other conflicts, in order to appreciate the freedom and quality of life we experience here in Canada,” said Ken Green, branch president.

“Join us to say ‘thank you troops’.”

The event takes place Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Whalley branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 13525 106 Ave.

A  parade and service is at 2 p.m., followed by free hot dogs and pop for children (adults $3) from 2:15- 4 p.m.

Then, a delicious Hawaiian pig roast is on the menu, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. (Also, practise your hula skills and dress Hawaiian. Prizes for the best dressed).

Live music by the Lori Jordan Band runs from 4-8 p.m.

For Informatio, contact Tony at 604-834-6045 or Gail at 604-230-9547, or email: whalleybr229@yahoo.com


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