Staff Sgt. (Ret) Mike Savage, Const. Jay Meyer and Sgt. Grant Simpson were part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2021. (Clearwater Times file photo)

Staff Sgt. (Ret) Mike Savage, Const. Jay Meyer and Sgt. Grant Simpson were part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2021. (Clearwater Times file photo)

Clearwater Legion gears up for Remembrance Day activities

The Nov.11 ceremony will be held near the cenotaph at Reg Small Park

Clearwater’s Royal Canadian Legion branch 259 is gearing up for Remembrance Day activities on Nov.11.

Former president of the legion, Harry James said there will be a mini parade with a six-flag colour party.

The procession will be taking place at the new cenotaph at Reg Small Park that was built three years ago and veterans , RCMP, firefighters and first responders will be part of the parade. This is also the first time in three years, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the legion will have a live event, said James.

The legion has also asked the RCMP to assist with lowering and raising of the flag and if they have enough man power on the day, they will have guards standing at the four corners of the monument, said James.

James also expects a good turn out of nearly 300 people this year. The ceremony will be followed by a spaghetti lunch for all attendees at the Legion hall.