It is with great pride that I stand before you as the newly appointed President of Fergus Legion Branch 275, of the Royal Canadian Legion.
This appointment comes at a busy time as myself and our Executive Committee prepare for the 2016 Poppy Campaign. We are fully prepared and expect this campaign to be as successful as in previous years. It is important for us, at this Fergus Branch, to continue to honour the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country and work to ensure Canada never forgets.
Our members, inclusive of the Executive Committee invest resources, time and energy to provide essential services in our community. Branch programs support veterans, seniors, youth, healthcare, visitation, assistance with benefits and much more. We are very proud of our record of service to our local community and will continue to work towards these goals throughout the 2016/2017 year.
This year’s poppy campaign commences on Friday October 28 through Wednesday, November 9, 2016. We ask that when you see these volunteers out with the poppy boxes that you take a moment to say hello and donate to a very worthy cause.
“We ask if you can’t remember the war, think of peace and participate by wearing the Poppy”
“Honouring Our Veterans-Our Duty”
Comrade Fred Hiller
President, Fergus Legion Branch 275
The Royal Canadian Legion