Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 73 in Flin Flon held their annual Remembrance banquet Saturday night. Guest speaker Father Paul Bringleson noted it’s been 100 years since the start of the First World War and wondered what drove those men and women to go to war. He said they had something that you and I sometimes forget about today, a passion for life and a passion to recognize when their neighbor did not have the dignity that they themselves enjoyed. He said they were mindful of suffering, they were mindful of pain, they were mindful of a lack of justice that was taking place in the world and selflessly they gave of themselves to right that.
Bringleson added they gave the world a new chance to make something good of itself and that’s why we pause to remember.
Service pins were presented with the top award going to Jim Pico with 70 years.