MPP Calandra and Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville to commemorate local WWII veterans
Public invited to unveiling of Main Street banners honouring those who served the ultimate sacrifice.
Original Release - Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE, ON – The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, in collaboration with the Office of the Hon. Paul Calandra (MPP Markham-Stouffville), will be installing memorial banners on Main Street commemorating Whitchurch-Stouffville veterans who served the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
The banners will be unveiled at a special ceremony on Friday, October 25 at 10 a.m. outside the Clock Tower in downtown Stouffville. The complete collection will be on display inside the “Lebovic Center for the Performing Arts – 19 on the Park” and then hung on Main Street lampposts for public display.
Mr. Calandra and Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt will be speaking at the ceremony. Dignitaries from Whitchurch-Stouffville organizations will also be in attendance.
The public is invited to attend this free event.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings often referred to as ‘D-Day.’ On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded German strongholds in northern France seeking to liberate the country, and the majority of Europe, from German control. The success of the invasion laid the foundation for Allied victory on the Western Front.
The Town wishes to thank the Office of the Honourable Paul Calandra, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre, and the Stouffville Legion Br. 459 for their assistance and devotion to this initiative.
The banners are expected to be hung on Main Street until mid-November.