Kelowna remembers veterans on anniversary of VE Day

Ron Le Roy, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, was one of the people who gathered at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Thursday.

  • Thu May 8th, 2014 1:00pm
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Ron Le Roy

Ron Le Roy, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, was one of the people who gathered at Lakeview Memorial Gardens for Thursday’s  Flag Day ceremony.

Those gathered for the Royal Canadian Legion event paid homage to those who fought in previous wars for Canada and marked the anniversary of May 8, 1945, the day when the Allied forces claimed victory in Europe.

A flag ceremony was held and speeches were delivered, but when the formal part of the day ended, those in attendance were invited to place a Canadian flag on the graves of those who served in war.

Across the graveyard, tiny Canadian flags could be seen waving.