Eleven of those cases were in Lethbridge and three were in Lethbridge County. “That’s the mission today – that no veteran, at the time of death, is denied a dignified burial for lack of financial means.”. Our donors made a real difference in our students’ lives during a very difficult time.”. The Last Post Fund also strives to provide a permanent military marker for veterans who are in unmarked graves. “That’s the plane that they used to train pilots in, and it will conduct a fly-pass, which is fitting because this is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Our newsroom abides by the RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook. However, Miller said those events have since been cancelled. The Lethbridge Legion will also be closed on November 11. [Here’s a] local connection – our service officer, who is also a former commanding officer of the City of Lethbridge squadron, flew that plane in 1961.”. “That’s the plane that they used to train pilots in, and it will conduct a fly-pass, which is fitting because this is the 75 th anniversary of the end of World War Two. “People can expect a smaller service. As well, the 429 Squadron would normally do a fly-by as part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies. Government of Canada Supports Hockey Project Aimed at Promoting Healthy Weights for Men He mentioned another sometimes forgotten group is the Canadians who were prisoners of war in Hong Kong, China and in Japan. “I am so grateful that the University was there to help support me with my financial, mental and emotional needs. Two additional covid-related deaths were also reported and one of them was here in Lethbridge. “There’s no judgement made and the biggest thing for us is the reward of actually establishing a headstone for a person that has been neglected for so long. 121 donors answered that call and combined to raise $28,814 for the two funds. Suite 220, 410-7th Street SouthLethbridge, ABT1J 2G6, Phone: (403)329-0955NEWSROOM: (403)329-6397. “A lot of work went on behind the scenes to get this bursary up and running and when we were able to go to our community and seek support, they responded immediately. - 1st Choice Savings' financial experts have answers to your questions, New wellness app announced for Lethbridge Police Service employees, Recognizing their sacrifice: Veterans' Week starts today. There will be a small service and it’s going to be roped off as well,” said retired Warrant Officer and volunteer with the Lethbridge Legion Glenn Miller. Our newsroom abides by the RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook. Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. Although COVID-19 has changed up plans for ceremonies across the country, this year is extra significant as it marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the Second World War. Here in Lethbridge, we had one of the largest POW camps and we treated those German prisoners in accordance with the regulations and treaty that we signed on to, expecting ours to be treated the same [but] we know that didn’t always happen,” Miller remarked. The Emergency Student Bursary was created, and a call went out to the U of L community to throw its support behind the new fund as well as the existing International Student Bursary. It’s important for us who are both veterans and civilians who are members of the Last Post Fund to give back to those who served.”. Global News Lethbridge ; Global TV News Lethbridge ; breaking news & headlines, local weather forecasts, sports and traffic reports; your source for 7 day weather conditions from GlobalNews.ca Thank you to all the donors who made those couple months more manageable because of their generous donations.”, Suite 220, 410-7th Street SouthLethbridge, ABT1J 2G6, Phone: (403)329-0955NEWSROOM: (403)329-6397. An additional project of the UMG Program focuses on Indigenous veterans via the Indigenous Veterans Initiative, formed in 2019. Initially, two satellite events were planned to take place at Mountain View Cemetery and Battery Point at Henderson Lake. LETHBRIDGE, AB – Remembrance Day is going to look a little different in Lethbridge this year. It’s called a Harvard and it’s painted yellow,” Miller told Lethbridge News Now. Strong donor support helps out over 20 U of L students struggling through pandemic. The South Zone of Alberta Health Services tallied 22 new cases between Sunday and Monday. LETHBRIDGE, AB – The University of Lethbridge put out a call, and the community responded. Sign outside of the U of L (Lethbridge News Now) By Justin Goulet. “I just ask that [everyone] really look at; we talk about Europe, we talk about Asia, but there’s also Canadians that fought in Africa. “As a signatory to the Red Cross, we would expect a certain level of treatment as a POW [prisoner of war]. “[Remember] not just Canadians that are buried here in our fields of honour, [but also] those people who died while in training from Australia, New Zealand, U.K. They’re buried here too and that’s their sacrifice.”. There’s service and sacrifice all across the world – that’s why it’s called the World War.”. The U of L said students who received a bursary have expressed their gratitude, noting that many people who donated have likely been facing challenges of their own amid the pandemic. Miller added that in the worse case scenario, there will be at least one person from the Lethbridge Legion – General Stewart Branch #4 visit the cenotaph and lay a wreath for Remembrance Day. Oct 14, 2020 10:17 AM. “The bursary money helped me pay for rent and food until the Canada Emergency Student Benefit was released,” stated one recipient in a release from the university.