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How do you show veterans that they and their service is appreciated? Dryden Go-Getters do it annually at the Veterans’ Coffee Social held this year on Nov. 3.
Veterans, family, friends and members gathered for some camaraderie, a little reminiscing and a time of lively singing songs from the war years. This year our social featured the telling of the ceramic poppy story by Irene Skene. Poppies, the universal symbol of war remembrance and service to country, continue to remind us and tell us in new ways of the bravery and the lessons of war. We are honoured to be in the company of veterans and in this small way, we can show our gratitude to each one of them.
Mayor Greg Wilson brought greetings from the city, thus performing his first official duty since taking office. The quartet of Bob Coles, George Bates, Mim Berg Johanssen and Nova Cook very capably led the singing.