TIGNISH -- Having stood on the beaches of Normandy just two months ago, a veterans meal at Tignish Legion on Sunday was especially poignant for Tignish Legion member Leo Gaudet.
Second World War veteran and Ellerslie Legion member James Burleigh addresses fellow veterans and legion members during a special lobster dinner held for Second World War veterans Sunday at Tignish Legion.
Gaudet took charge of coordinating a special meal after Royal Star Foods and Alberton Fisheries Ltd. offered to supply the lobsters for a special meal to honour World War Two veterans in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings.
Second World War veterans from all the legions in the West Prince zone were invited. Nine attended and meals were delivered to 15 more. MJâ€™s Bakery donated the potato salad and sweets, Alberton Bakery the rolls and Clohossey Farms the vegetables for the meal.
WW2 veteran and Ellerslie legion member, James Burleigh, spoke for all in attendance in thanking the sponsors for the recognition. He also acknowledged the Legionsâ€™ key purpose of reminding the public of the sacrifices Canadians made in the fight for freedom.