Message from Lt. Lisa Long
Coyote Squadron 572
This year, due to the restrictions that have been placed on the cadets for their safety due to COVID-19, the cadets are not able to take part in this local tradition. It will be a very strange year for us as a squadron not being able to stand with the legion at this time of year to remember with them the sacrifices of war.
The cadets, officers and staff of 572 would like to pass the torch of remembrance on to the citizens of Stettler this year and ask that they step up in our absence. The Royal Canadian Legion is an amazing community organization that has supported the community of Stettler for many decades now. It has been an active community group raising funds for our hospital, youth groups and many other community organizations. The Royal Canadian Legion is also the visible reminder of the sacrifices that this community has made — both past and present — by those who have chosen to serve in uniform, whether it be in service to their country in the military or working as a first responder.
Please remember to support the legion during the 2020 poppy campaign. Please remember to take the time to remember on Nov. 11 in any way that you find possible. This year, the 572 Coyote Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be remembering quietly in the sidelines. Let’s follow the example of our youth and support the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 in Stettler in 2020.