The Lethbridge Legion is asking residents to submit an application for the Salute Our Veterans Banner project. The initiative will showcase veterans and their stories on light pole banners that will be displayed across the city. That will include the airport, City Hall, the legion, and the old train station. Glenn Miller, from the Veteran Banner Committee, says the project has filled applications for around half of the 91 spots. He also says 150 words are needed for a short biography to help bring that veteran to life through a special banner.
“And it’s not just the military service. Who was this person before they served or they came back? How did they contribute? And had three kids or whatever. There’s lots of stories to be had out there. A lot of veterans do not consider themselves veterans. It’s moving that measuring stick. Oftentimes you’ll hear modern day veteran. What does that really mean? Through Veterans Affairs, that means any veteran who served past Korea to present.”
The deadline to submit an application for the project is July 15th. The banners will be displayed starting October 1st and will run through Remembrance Day.
You can find more information on the project by going to https://lethbridgeveteransbanners.ca/