|Last year, the Didsbury and District Historical Society embarked upon a Veterans Banner Project that saw the installation of banners honouring local veterans placed on the town's light posts along 20th Avenue.|
Each banner honours an individual veteran who has served our country. This year, the Banner Program installed another 16 banners, in addition to last year's 13.
The banners have a picture of the veteran, their name, the branch they served with as well as the name of the person, family or organization sponsoring the memorial.
The Town of Didsbury supports the project by installing the banners each September and removing them after Remembrance Day each year.
This year's banners are now hung along 20th Avenue. The weather is great, so park your car and go for a walk to recognize those who lived in Didsbury and who served our country in both WWI and WWII.
The Veteran's Banner Project is being adopted by towns and cities across the country reflecting their desire to remember the brave men and women who have served or currently serve our country.
The Didsbury and District Historical Society believes this project is a natural extension of their War Memorabilia display at the Didsbury Museum and notes that the timing of this year's project will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the Surrender of Japan in 1945.
For further information on sponsoring a banner, please contact the Didsbury Museum at 403-335-9295, Grant Hemming at 403-335-2390 or visit the Facebook page.
This is a project we can all be proud of.