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Gone but not forgotten

When Pvt. Ray Martin of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 stood in front of the cenotaph on Remembrance Day last year and, despite failing health, proudly saluted the war dead on behalf of the Korean Veterans’ Association, the emotion on his face was enough to make me cry.

Legion membership strong here

With 577 names on its membership roster, the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 here isn’t hurting.

But when it comes time to find a handful of those who will volunteer to sell poppies each year, it’s slim pickings, said Roly Crawford, acting president for the local Legion.