In 2021 The Col. Moore Branch #26 Royal Canadian Legion, Banff, Alberta, sponsored the Veterans from Banff through this program.

The program paid tribute to the Veterans with the display of colourful double-sided vinyl banners mounted on light poles in Banff for Remembrance Day. Each side of the banner displayed a Veteran who was at one time a permanent resident of Banff. The program included only those Veterans whose families sponsored a banner covering the costs of the program.

A biography of each Veteran was developed based on family information and military records.

Thank you to Bruce McTrowe who alerted the Park Warden Service Alumni to the Honour Our Veterans Banner program. Several of the Veterans honoured were Park Wardens.

We have added a bit to each biography in order to include each Veteran’s career as a national park warden.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, 1872-1918.