Honour Our Veterans Banner Program
The Yorkton Legion General Alexander Ross Branch #77 is proud to announce the Honour Our Veterans Banner Program. This program is designed to create a lasting legacy of remembrance and honour within our community that will enable our residents and visitors to pay tribute to our veterans. Honourees can be any man or woman who served Canada or its allies in a war, on a peacekeeping mission, or in the Cold War, and any active service members including RCMP. They should have served in the military, the merchant marine, or in the nursing or other medical corps during the conflict. The honouree should have some connection to the Yorkton District (born here, grew up here, lived here, related to a current resident), or be a First Nations veteran from our surrounding area.
The program is open to any member of the public wishing to honour a veteran. If you don't know of anyone personally but still want to sponsor a banner, we, at the Legion, may be able to choose an appropriate local veteran for you.
The deadline for 2020 has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for 2020. If, however, you still wish to sponsor a banner, you may still submit your application and fee and we will hold it for 2021.
For participation in the Honour Our Veterans Banner Program, contact the Legion office at 306-783-9789 or email email@example.com and we will forward an application to you. You can also download the application from the "Links" area (top of this page under the emblem/picture). The cost of sponsorship is $200.00 which can be paid by cheque or e-transfer. The sponsorship covers the placement of the banner for up to five (5) years, as long as it remains in good repair. After five years, or when normal wear and tear prevents its display, sponsors will have the option to replace it.
"Samples" of what the banners will look like are below; however, the finished project may be slightly different. You may also google "Honour Our Veterans Banner Project" and many sites come up with pictures of the banners in various towns/cities.