Fred Light Museum is accepting applications for the Veterans Banner Program

The “Honor our Veterans” banner program in Battleford is organized by the museum in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 in Battleford and the City of Battleford.

To date, a total of 97 veterans have been honored through the program. The museum’s board will accept up to 50 new applications for the 2022 program on a first-come, first-served basis, as in previous years. The cost of the banners is $250 each for a duration of at least five years in the program.

“We’re going to hang all the banners every year while they last,” Leslie said.

Each of the banners represents a veteran who was at one time a permanent resident of the Battlefords and surrounding areas.

All banners will be placed along the streets of the Battleford community for the 2022 program, from mid-October approximately three weeks before Remembrance Day through mid-November.

“They will be re-hung on the main street [22nd Street] in Battleford and other streets, said Leslie.

She added that the museum’s board appreciates the city’s director of public works, Eric Bilanski, and his team for all their help over the years in installing the banners.

Leslie also thanked the Mayor and Council of the Town of Battleford for their full support, as well as the help of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 in providing photos and information for a number of veterans. presented in the program.

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