ELK POINT - The opportunity to lay a wreath at Elk Point’s cenotaph on Remembrance Day to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom is not just for businesses, groups and organizations, the organizers of this year’s ceremonies point out.
“We don't feel it should be just businesses and organizations sponsoring wreaths. If any one person or family wants to do it, by all means, yes, they can,” says this year’s organizing committee, which includes Deputy Mayor Tim Smereka, and councillors Wanda Cochrane and Jason Boorse.
A donation to the St. Paul Royal Canadian Legion of $30 or less will provide a small wreath to place on Friday, Nov. 11, while a donation over $30 will provide a larger wreath. Cheques may be dropped off at the Town of Elk Point administration office, 4914 -50 Ave, or mailed to Box 448, Elk Point early enough to be added to the list. The committee will deliver the collection of donations to the Legion.
The Remembrance Day events will begin with a parade at 10:45 a.m. from the Seniors Recreation Center to the Cenotaph, a short outdoor ceremony and the two-minute silence at 11:00 a.m. followed by the the wreath laying ceremony, wrapping up with a light lunch indoors that will be provided by the Town of Elk Point and Elks BPOE Lodge 460.
“We would greatly appreciate your attendance,” the committee says.