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Remembrance Day Banner Initiative

REMEMBRANCE BANNERS 2020 

The members of the Ilderton and District Lions Club believe it is important that we remember the veterans of all our country’s wars and peacekeeping missions, both those that paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who returned home. It is because of them that we continue to live in a free, democratic and prosperous country. 

With the service and sacrifices of local veterans in mind, the Ilderton Lions initiated a project in 2019 to erect Remembrance Banners on the main street of Ilderton. The idea was to have sponsors for each of the banners with the Lions club ensuring the banners were displayed each year during the Remembrance period leading up to Remembrance Day, November 11th.  

This is an opportunity for businesses or families to share the contributions our veterans have made to Canada.  For further information please contact the Ilderton and District Lions: remembrancedaybanners@ildertonlions.org 

There is also an application form on our website that may be completed and forwarded: https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.150.81/193.c7e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Remembrance-Day-Banner-Form.pdf 

As of this date we will be adding one more banner for 2021. The new banner will honour Robert J. (Bob) Craig and is sponsored by family members, Carolyn Ideson, Vera Henderson, and Jeff Craig. 

 Bob Craig joined the RCAF in 1939 and after basic training at the Technical Training School in St  Thomas, Ontario, he was stationed at the Botwood Newfoundland RCAF base. As a Flight Sargent, he was involved in the operations of this site as it underwent expansion to accommodate increased numbers of troops. The mission of the RCAF there was to patrol and defend the western portion of the Atlantic from enemy invasion and protecting the supply convoys between North America and Europe. Bob was also involved in the training of the troops in Botwood and RCAF Gander bases.