You never really notice them when they are flying but when they are gone you just sense something is different. The American and Canadian flags have disappeared from the Legion.
Someone came by late at night and stole everything but the flag pole. Whoever took the flag had to climb onto the roof to get at it. The Canadian flag flying at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 disappeared and now the Legion has to purchase another flag. That’s not all, they have to buy some kind of enhanced security flag pole so it doesn’t happen again.
The American flag, flying on another pole, was brought down because it can’t fly alone without the Canadian flag.
“It will cost us a lot of money,” said Legion manager Paul McTavish. “We need to get a new one so the Legion can fly the Canadian flag. It should never happen… and it’s not the first time.”
So the Legion is hoping people will donate towards the cost of a new flag pole and flag. if interested, drop off a donation at the Legion bar or through the mail to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #54, P.O.Box 337, Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1G1.