This November 11th, countries around the world will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Remembrance Day ceremonies in most places will be severely scaled back, or cancelled entirely. In Cut Knife, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #200 has given notice that there will be no public activities this year. However, that doesn’t mean we should forget.
We can support our veterans through the Legion’s Poppy Campaign which has provided poppy boxes to the local businesses in Town. Cut Knife Community School students have been participating in the annual Remembrance Day poster and poem contest. Winners in the various categories will be announced via a public video link on the school’s website and Facebook page.
The new Cenotaph has been installed in Tomahawk Park and the bench that used to sit outside the former Legion building has been relocated nearby. When restrictions have been lifted, the Legion expects to have a public dedication ceremony. In the meantime, the Cenotaph, with its Roll of Honour, is located in our beautifully peaceful park, sheltered by the trees, and perfect for a moment of quiet reflection.