Veterans Appreciation Day at Sylvan Lake

Support Canadian veterans and take in military history at a Sylvan Lake event on May 11. Veterans Voices of Canada hosts its second annual Veterans Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre located at 4725 43rd St.

Support Canadian veterans and take in military history at a Sylvan Lake event on May 11.

Veterans Voices of Canada hosts its second annual Veterans Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre located at 4725 43rd St.

Headed by Sylvan Laker Allan Cameron, the non-profit organization records the memories of Canadian veterans for posterity and to thank them for their service.

A program from noon to 1 p.m. will include an overview of Veterans Voices of Canada, a Red Deer Legion Pipe Band performance and black light show. The guest speaker is Master Cpl. Paul Franklin, who lost both his legs in a suicide bombing in Kandahar in 2006.

The day’s activities also feature veterans recounting their stories in a Veterans Corner, numerous vehicles from the Alberta Military Vehicles Preservation Association, 1st Special Service Force (Devil’s Brigade) re-enactors and two veterans’ motorcycle groups.

A silent auction to raise funds for further Veterans Voices of Canada’s efforts goes all day and the organization will benefit from the sales of signed books by Korean War veteran and former artillery officer Andrew Moffat of Red Deer.

More information can be found online at www.vetvoicecan.org.

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