Council to debate annual Veterans Avenue renaming
Remembrance Day is just around the corner. It is a day where we honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives to ensure freedoms for so many of us. Members of the Lethbridge Legion’s Remembrance Day Committee were at a Cultural SPC meeting at city hall on Thursday. They were asking that 4 Avenue between 9 Street and 11 Street South be renamed Veteran’s Avenue between November 4 to the 11 as an annual event. They were also asking for a veterans banner to be installed the week leading up to Remembrance Day. The recommendation will be set before City Council now.
“We do this for the city, for the act of remembrance. And I think the city should be very supportive of that also,” says Jacquie McLean, the secretary of the Lethbridge Legion’s Remembrance Day Committee.
Councillor Mark Campbell states, “I did think about this a couple of years ago, because who’s going to say, no, we can’t have Remembrance Day. I mean, it just makes all the sense in the world. And as an urgent business for October 25, we’ll have that at our next council meeting.”
The committee also asked the city to support Poppy Tag Day which is the day when we can don those bright red poppies starting October 31st.