Calandra, Lovatt unveil new Remembrance Banners
Featuring WWII veterans for Main Street Stouffville
(October 25, 2019) – STOUFFVILLE – Stouffvillle veterans who gave their lives during World War Two are being honoured by a beautiful new series of banners along Main Street in advance of Remembrance Day 2019.
Markham-Stouffville Member of Provincial Parliament Paul Calandra and Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt unveiled the new banners at a ceremony Friday morning outside the Clock Tower.
“Thanks to all of you for joining us here this morning to honour the memories of the courageous soldiers who fought valiantly for freedom and democracy so many years ago,” Calandra said in his remarks.
“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. 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.”
Mayor Lovatt thanked 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.
For more information, contact
Rita Smith 647 242 5505