The Milton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 136, will celebrate Remembrance Day by holding its annual parade and ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12th starting at 1:30pm. The parade will march from the Legion building at 21 Charles St., along Main St. to the Victoria Park Cenotaph, where there will be a ceremony.
The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization known for its commitment to charity, unity, and fraternity, has a long-standing tradition of supporting veterans and active-duty military personnel. With a motto that echoes their dedication—"In Service to One, In Service to All"—the Knights embody the spirit of selflessness and community service.
Remembrance Day holds a special place in the hearts of communities across Canada, serving as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by military personnel to secure and protect the freedoms we hold dear. Milton, with its rich history and strong sense of community, embraces this tradition with deep reverence. The Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony stands as a symbol of unity, gratitude, and remembrance for those who have served and continue to serve.
By taking part in the Remembrance Day parade, the Knights of Columbus serve as an inspiration for others to engage in community service and remembrance activities. Their presence highlights the importance of acknowledging the sacrifices made by veterans and encourages individuals to contribute to the well-being of their community.
“The outpouring of comradeship you feel during the services at the cenotaph are extremely moving, We are remembering not only those that fought in the world wars, but also those that fought in all the wars and in peacekeeping. We must never forget. It is everyone’s responsibility to remember those that served and to honour those that serve today and those that will in the future.”
By actively involving themselves in community events like the Milton Remembrance Day Parade, the Knights of Columbus demonstrate their unwavering commitment to both faith and service. Their commitment to honoring veterans reflects the collective gratitude of the community and serves as a poignant reminder that, in unity, we find strength, and in remembrance, we find the courage to build a better future.
Support our Veterans:
Poppy Stories with a new twist
The Legion is once again proud to present “Poppy Stories”, an initiative that allows Canadians to scan a lapel Poppy with their smartphone. With every scan, you’ll be introduced to a fallen soldier with a story to remember. The stories expand on where and how soldiers grew up in Canada, their family history, pre-war careers, and even some of their passions. This year, we’ve added 50 new stories that focus on peacekeeping. Visit PoppyStories.ca
Donations to the Poppy Fund make a difference
Funds raised during the Legion’s Poppy Campaign helps the Legion support Veterans and Remembrance in your community. These donations help to ensure Veterans and their families receive the disability benefits they so rightly deserve. To support nationally funded initiatives, you can donate online year round to the National Poppy Trust Fund. Donate online legion.ca/donations
Help protect the Remembrance Poppy
With our Poppy campaign approaching, you will likely begin to see a variety of retailers illegally selling products using the Poppy for profit – including flags, hats, shirts, etc.
The Royal Canadian Legion holds the trademark on the Poppy. This is to ensure that this sacred symbol of Remembrance is used with the utmost respect, and to protect it from unauthorized retailers misusing this symbol for profit.
When purchasing your Remembrance items, please ensure they’re from your local Legion Branch or The Poppy Store. www.poppystore.ca
Report any trademark violation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Member: You don't have to be a Veteran to support a Veteran
Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older.
There is strength in numbers. With close to 250,000 members in 1,350 branches, The Royal Canadian Legion reaches across our vast country and abroad and connects us to our past, our present and our future. Our members care deeply about supporting the men and women who serve and have served this country, and strive to make a difference.
We also welcome into our membership those without military affiliation who support Canada’s Veterans. Legion members, whether they have served or not, help Veterans and their families, promote Remembrance, support Legion programs, and volunteer their time to provide essential services within their communities. Without Legion volunteers, the tremendous programs and services the Legion provides to our Veterans and their families would disappear.
We are proud and honoured by the work our members do for Veterans, and we welcome all Canadians to join and stand with us to honour and help those who serve and have served.