Author Archives: Nick Veldt

From the Branch – January 13

Will it ever end? So the shut down is now extended and the Legion Branch 429 has to stay closed. So with NO income, drastic actions are required to stay afloat. We hope not as bad as Branch 23 in North Bay who are now without a building and may have to turn in their charter. Our executive will monitor ...

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From the Branch – December 16

With the festive season upon us we want to wish everyone a good and healthy Christmas and New Year. Last Saturday we celebrated Dave Page’s 80th Birthday. We thank Comrade Donna for the Cake and the seasonal basket. The seasonal basket was donated by Comrade Barb as a fundraiser for the Branch. There are some changes to the Bar hours. ...

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From the Branch – November 18

After all our worries the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph worked well and with a small contingent. Comrade Larry did a fine job and everyone who participated in the laying of wreaths did so in form. The get together after at the Branch was also well done by our ladies and the hot soup was well needed after standing in ...

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From the Branch – Remembrance Day 2020

Yes, it was a real shock to have our Last WW2 veteran Albert Nicholas pass away. We were very proud to have him as long as he did and he will be missed as door guard and my partner for many Public speaking events. He also always had a nice word for everyone he met at the post office or ...

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From the Branch – Remembrance Day Services – Hawk Junction & Wawa

The following are the plans for this year’s Remembrance services.  Although down scaled  “We Will Remember Them”.   Nov. 8th Church service at St. Monica’s Catholic Church at 9:00 am. Wreath laying ceremony at Hawk Junction at 11:00 am.  There will not be a lunch due to COVID-19 rules.   Nov. 11th   We will hold a wreath laying ceremony ...

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From the Branch – October’s Doings

October is running it’s course and at the Legion there will be a October fest on Saturday, October 24th, with live music. Also there will be a Ladies Auxiliary luncheon on Thursday, October 29th, 11.00 till 1.00. It is almost November so if you have not yet paid your membership do it now and save some money and be a ...

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From the Branch – Thanksgiving

Do you say thanks for still living? How about for not being hungry, or having a HOME, and for being FREE. For NOT having COVID-19, For love and being loved, but loved by your friends and neighbors. Did you thank a veteran for serving and making sure you live in FREEDOM? Just be Thankful for being YOU! Because WE love ...

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From the Branch – September 16

Finally after 75 years, there is a headstone on the grave of Lt. Kavanagh whose remains were buried in Steenderen, The Netherlands. He was killed in Rha when the farmhouse his platoon liberated the day before, was attacked by the enemey at night, and he and some of his men lost their lives in the battle. Finally they were sure ...

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From the Branch – September 2

Now September is here and another season is starting (FALL?). So we hope to see soon a end to Covid19 and get things back to normal. At the Branch we  will have our first membership meeting on September 10th. And hope to see a good turn out as our future will depend on how we deal with social distancing and ...

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From the Branch – August 5

Yes, August is here and we all hope that even now you can enjoy a bit of summer. But be careful and do the right things to avoid COVID-19. Partying is nice but make sure you do it with only family or those you have in your bubble. As only one person can make a whole bunch of people sick ...

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From the Branch – July 29

The freshly repainted sign looks good and we thank Comrade Jim Aquino for the professional job he did. Yes, the Legion is open again and we hope that soon we will be able to have our Ladies Auxiliary dish up some good meals, and maybe soon a Fish Fry or Wing Ding. I am sure just to get back to ...

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From the Branch – July 22

So our sign has been repainted and back on the wall now a bit more paint, our new flag pole and things will look better. Thank you to Jim Aquino for repainting the sign. We are open for business again. And if everyone goes by the rules things will be back to normal maybe soon. Our Comrade Nicholas had a ...

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From the Branch – June 24

Finally we were able to have a membership meeting at the Branch last Thursday. So it was possible to have the Executive to take care of business until September. Everyone was wondering when we could open up the Hall for some events and do some fundraising as there is not much change left in the old sock. A few suggestions ...

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From the Branch – June 17

Good News!  There will be a Membership meeting this Thursday, June 18 at 7.00 pm. This is very important and there will have to be some decisions made for the rest of the summer and beyond. So, please try to attend and support Your Branch in this time of extraordinary circumstances. We hope everyone has been saved from the Covid-19 ...

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From the Branch – June 10

Yes, this past weekend was the 76th Anniversary of D-Day and COVID-19 did a number on that historic fact also. But I am sure a lot of people were reminded in one way or the other. It seems so long ago; but for those of a older age it looks like NOT so long because we were there at the ...

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