Stouffvillle veterans who gave their lives during World War II are being honoured by a beautiful new series of banners along Main Street in advance of Remembrance Day 2019.
Markham-Stouffville MPP Paul Calandra and Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt recently unveiled the new banners at a ceremony near the Clock Tower.
“It is our hope that when residents and visitors see these banners flying over our Main Street, they will pause a moment to remember the lives sacrificed and the freedoms won through the actions of these soldiers,” said Calandra. “And to think, also, of the ways in which we can honour their efforts every day by protecting democracy, contributing to society, and fighting for what is right in our own lives and communities.”
Lovatt expressed his gratitude to everyone who worked on the banner initiative.
“Thanks to the Stouffville Museum, and members of the Stouffville Legion Branch 459 for their assistance and devotion to this initiative,” Lovatt said.
The banners are expected to be hung on Main Street until mid-November.
Photo: MPP Paul Calandra, Rochelle d’Souza and Judy Bond, Branch 459 Legion; and Mayor Iain Lovatt unveil the new Remembrance banners featuring WWII veterans for Stouffville Main Street.