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Royal Canadian Legion
Lacombe Branch #79


Memorial Trail

Veteran's Millenium Monument

O n May 11 2011, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lacombe Legion Branch #79 honoured veterans from the Lacombe area to an Annual Dinner that included musical entertainment. This event is greatly appreciated by all veterans attending. Unfortunately, due to age and illness the number of wartime veterans are decreasing rapidly.

Following the festivities the commemorative road renaming was discussed. Several names were presented for their consideration.
The veterans voted for a name that truly represents their wishes for a lasting legacy.

The name chosen is Memorial Trail .

The Memorial Trail begins at the Lacombe Legion Branch property on Centre Street and 52 Avenue and continues north to Elizabeth Lake Road (63 Avenue).

Our heartfelt "Thank You" goes to the Lacombe Legion Branch Ladies Auxiliary for their dedication and thoughtfulness for "Remembering the veterans" and serving the community for so many years!

Historical Note

In year 2000 the Town of Lacombe council unanimously agreed to accept a proposal by Lacombe WWII veteran Ron Moore MLA. He suggested the families and friends of wartime veterans would purchase 100 Colorado Blue Spruce trees to be planted along a major town roadway. A plaque with the names of 100 wartime veterans would be included in the project. This would coincide with the year 2000 Millenium celebrations.

On the south end of the Colorado Blue Spruce trees the veterans Memorial Plaque was placed over a buried Time Capsule along a portion of the roadway.

The Lacombe Legion branch assisted in the project.

This year, a group of wartime veterans met with the Lacombe City Council who voted unanimously to accept a commemorative name for a section of the road passing the veterans Millenium Plaque, the Time Capsule and the Colorado Blue Spruce trees.

A minimum of two (2) parking stalls will be built to provide safe access to the site. This area may be landscaped as a park with flowers, bushes, trees and benches.

Directional signage (with a Poppy) will be placed at the intersection of Highway 12 (Barnett Avenue) and 50 Street (Centre Street) indicating location of both the Lacombe Legion and the Memorial Trail. A similar directional sign will be placed on Highway 2A and 52 Avenue.

The veterans and the Lacombe Legion express sincere appreciation for the Lacombe City Council's contribution to the memory of the fallen, those who served and those continuing to serve the struggle for peace and freedom around the world.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM



Lest We Forget

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