Letter: Cloverdale Legion put on an outstanding D Day dinner for veterans
To the editor;
Bless the Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch and all its staff and volunteers. A fast declining number of WW2 veterans whose only acknowledgement of service to Canada is briefly held on Nov. 11 or on some conspicuous anniversary date, are treated like heroes by this branch on a regular basis.
My letter today, however, combines a celebration of the D Day landings of 70 years ago with a fantastic show and a delicious dinner at no fee for all veterans. The event which ran over three hours featured the outstanding team of Linda Jones and her talented accompanist.
Their show is terrific bringing rapturous applause from the appreciative veterans and their guests. If anyone can name a singer equal to Linda Jones I’ll be flabbergasted that two such outstanding talents exist. The two women are equally excellent in the hilarious stories they tell or, in Linda’s case, the heart-rending poetry she has written that bring tears to the old veteran’s eyes.
The food was superb and was combined with the exceptionally hard work of the Legion’s volunteers who catered to our every need; it was indeed a highlight for many of us who served our country in many conflicts on land, sea and the air.
Thanks you everyone at Branch No 6, RCL, a most grateful member,