Fall Remembrance Concert to support Veterans’ Poppy Fund

As we head into November, it’s a time to remember those who sacrificed their youth and, in many cases, their lives in the name of freedom and democracy during World Wars.

Throughout Southampton and Port Elgin in Saugeen Shores, Remembrance banners fly to honour those who served.

OnΒ November 12th, Southampton Concert Band will bring back the memories of wartime music that was important to those in uniform.

The concert will be held at the Southampton Town Hall and entry is by donation with all monies raised to be donated to the Southampton Legion #155 for the Poppy Fund’s local veterans’ programs.

The Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion has registered the trademark of the Poppy image to safeguard the Poppy insignia as a symbol of Remembrance. The People of Canada also provided enhanced protection to the Poppy insignia as a protected mark through an Act of Parliament in 1948.

Funds raised through the sale of poppies go toward grants for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance for Veterans and their families in need as well as housing accommodation and care facilities for Veterans.