We will remember

Photo by Rob Vogt

The Claresholm branch of the Royal Canadian Legion held their annual Flag Day at the Claresholm Cemetery on Sunday, June 3. Each year, on the Sunday before the anniversary of D-Day, which is June 6, the Legion cleans the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery and plants a Canadian flag at each one. Here, Brian Thibeau, the Legion’s sergeant-at-arms salutes after planting a flag. D-Day began the Allied invasion of Normandy, which would eventually lead to the defeat of the Nazis in the Second World War. “It’s a way for the Legion to say thank you for your service,” said Margaret Smith, president of the Legion.