10 to 1PM
Remembrance Day Banners
Banners featuring photos of war veterans are featured on light posts in Downtown Greater Napanee each fall leading up to Remembrance Day.
The Downtown Greater Napanee Business Improvement Area and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 received a grant from The Town of Greater Napanee to begin this banner project with 33 banners. Each banner displays a photo and name of a veteran. They vary from the First World War to more recent service members.
Sean Beek of Beek Designs created these banners, working with the photos and information that the Legion provided. “The date from which these photos were taken strongly determines output and reproduction quality. By the time these images see the banners, they are easily 5th generation files. This means simply, they have gone from film to paper, scan to a digital file to re-touched digitally and printed again.” Sean worked to crop, stamp and clone various scratches and blurry portions of the photo. Every effort was made to try and improve upon the image and sharpen the final product for print.
A Flags Unlimited representative has reported that Sean did an incredible job. The photos are of excellent quality and will look stunning in our Historic Downtown.
To continue this project in the future and make sure that the banners remain in good repair we are inviting donations to be made.
Video compilation of local WWI Veterans
Branch 137 was honoured to be part of a video compilation of local WWI Veterans who died at Vimy Ridge.
Remembrance Day Events
We have added some interesting reading of the history of Passchendaele (facts sheet) and another one on Passchendaele 100 Years Later. Here
This Remembrance Week marks 100 years since this important battle (26 October – 10 November 1917), the Vimy Foundation would like to ensure Remembrance events include a special mention of Passchendaele.
Our Branch was honoured to be included in a Remembrance Project in reference to World War I veterans who died giving the total sacrifice for our country. You can find the videos produced here
Their web site states: Every year, Family and Children’s Services remembers a soldier from our community on Remembrance Day who fought and died for Canada. Our current project, Soldier of the Great War, commemorates soldiers who fought in the First World War. Please take a moment to remember these soldiers on November 11th. We encourage you to share this online so that the memory of who they were can live on.