Morrisburg Legion honours members

Pictured (l-r): Debbie Shaver, Dorothy McBain and Ladies Auxiliary president Inez Bilmer. (The Leader/Gibb photo)

It was a very special evening at the Morrisburg branch 48 Legion on Friday, November 3, as honours were presented to long-time members.

Legion members were given pins acknowledging the many years they have devoted to the activities and community service campaigns of the Legion.

Particularly honoured was Ladies Auxiliary member Dorothy McBain, who has been an active member of the Legion (she transferred from Lancaster) for 55 years.

Attending the event were South Dundas mayor Evonne Delegarde, Legion president Graham Houze, Padre Rev. Janet Evans, acting Zone Commander Don Swerdfeger and Ladies Auxiliary Zone Commander Rose Phillips.

In his address, Swerdfeger read aloud a letter on behalf of Zone Commander Vicki Tetley, who has left this area for a job and was unable to attend the dinner. The letter congratulated all the pin recipients, Dorothy McBain in particular.

“Life is short,” Tetley’s message said. “What matters is the short time…we have here to make a difference in this world. Our volunteers give us time, the most precious resource in our lives. You bring skills, vision, leadership, inspiration and remembrance to the Royal Canadian Legion. The giving of your time is simply magnificent.”