Letter: Poppy campaign success due to Langley support

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 Langley, I would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Poppy Campaign such a wonderful success.

Remembrance Day was particularly difficult for all of us this year. The recent attacks on Canadian soldiers, here in our own country, were fresh in our minds and made many of us see things in a different light. Thousands of people came out to pay their respects during Langley’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, and many people in the community showed an overwhelming spirit of giving during our annual Poppy Campaign.

This year, the money raised by volunteers went above and beyond expectation. Without all your help, this would not have been possible. Every cent of this highly successful campaign will be going back into the community to help veterans and their families, students, the elderly, youth, and people in need.

These include a dog services program, transition house, and BCIT program, all of which help veterans adjust to civilian life. Donations will also be made to the Air, Sea, and Army Cadets, as well as to the George Derby and Brock Fahrni Veteran’s Facilities and the Langley Lodge.

To all of you who “remembered” – thank you.

It is important to note that none of the money raised during the Poppy Campaign is used to run the Legion. Instead, the day to day functioning of the Legion is funded by memberships, and of course, new members are always welcome. You need not have served in the military or be related to someone who has to join.

I would like to thank our Poppy Campaign chair Donna Watson, the Langley Legion members and volunteers who collected donations, the businesses who supported us, and everyone in Langley who gave to support this worthy cause. Those who have served in the military and those continue to serve deserve our respect, our remembrance, and our support. It means so much to those who receive these funds, and the people of Langley never fail to open their hearts and give generously.

Langley Legion Branch 21 looks forward to continuing to support our veterans and the community in the year to come.

 For more information about the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, call 604-534-3615 or visit facebook.com/LangleyLegionBranch21.

Shirley Blair

President

Langley Legion Branch 21

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