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Walk of Remembrance
November 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We are all aware that Remembrance Day ceremonies have been curtailed by COVID this yearThe City of Parksville and the local Legion have erected banner commemorating each of the fallen soldiers of WW1 and WW!! along a short stretch of the old Island Highway.
I am organizing a Walk of Remembrance along this stretch of the highway as a way to acknowledge the brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the fight to protect our way of life and afford a peace to us that they could not share.
As many of you may be aware, i am learning to deal with my own PTSD caused by my own experiences overseas. I have some friends coming who form part of an Operational Stress Injury group who will be walking with us. They have agreed to share their stories as best they can as we walk.
If you are interested in joining us on Wednesday, 11 November at 10:00 sharp please meet me at 220 Island Hwy W #3, Parksville, BC V9P 2P3.
We will walk the banner trail from MacWilliam to McVickers (1 km each way), and then observe a moment of silence before breaking off and going for coffee or something (I leave that part up to you). For all those with medals, please wear them in solidarity with our fellows.
Please RSVP so I know how many to expect and we don’t miss anyone.
Jeff Boegel, CD