Folks all over the southwest this week are connected with poppies pinned to their chests, the moment of silence during the eleventh hour tomorrow, and the privilege to know freedom.  

Remembrance Day events in Shaunavon get underway by 10:45 a.m. tomorrow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40 Hall, with wreath-laying and a guest speaker.  

Anyone planning to attend is asked to be at the hall and seated by that time, as that’s when the service is set to start. 

shaunavon_legion40Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40 in Shaunavon

Peter Illerbrun is the president of the local branch.  

“We march to the cenotaph, which is a couple of blocks away from the hall,” he said. “And place some more wreaths, and do a little presentation there. Depending on how cold it is, we’ll try not to spend too much time outside.” 

Following the service and march, there is a planned lunch at the Legion Hall for everyone to gather and warm up.  

Later in the evening is a roast beef supper, cooked by members of Branch 40, that will be accompanied by another speaker to talk about war history.  

“Then we close the night off with having a drink or a coffee,” Illerbrun said.  

He added that while tickets for the dinner cost $22, the morning’s events are free for anyone to join.