BRAMPTON, ON – At yesterday’s Brampton City Council meeting, Councillor Jeff Bowman’s motion to amend the current by-law to allow lawn signs, recognizing Remembrance Day and supporting veterans, passed with unanimous votes.
“Remembrance Day is a time to reflect and thank our veterans for their sacrifices,” said Councillor Bowman (Wards 3 & 4). “Our veterans deserve our ongoing support and I’m proud that Brampton continues to be a leader in recognizing them.
Now Bramptonians can do our part and display our thanks.” The original motion was introduced at the Planning & Development Committee on Monday, October 18 and the motion was ratified at the Council meeting and allows one sign per property. The presentation was addressed by Henry Verschuren, Parade Commander and Government and Community Liaison with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15.
“I appreciate the City of Brampton making this amendment and showing their support to our veterans,” said Mr. Verschuren. “Brampton has a special connection with Remembrance Day, especially Major William Dwight Sharpe, a former veteran of WWI, a doctor, and a local City Councillor.
To honour him, there is now a street and park named after him in Brampton, and Transit allows our veterans to ride for free all year, not only on November 11.”
Signs are available for purchase through the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 and proceeds go towards supporting the mission of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Orders can be made by calling 905-451-9569 or emailing [email protected] The local Brampton Branch 15 website is: www.rclbr15.com.