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Library hosts day to honour veterans

The Richmond Public Library is holding a Remembrance Day event on Saturday, Nov. 5 to honour those who fought and gave their lives for their country.

The Richmond Public Library is holding a Remembrance Day event on Saturday, Nov. 5 to honour those who fought and gave their lives for their country.

"Lest We Forget" is a free, drop-in program for all ages and the mayor, city councillors, local MP and MLAs will attend the opening ceremony at 11: 15 a.m.

"People will be able to meet war veterans and find out what life was really like during the war," said multilingual services coordinator, Wendy Jang.

"We'll also have displays of war memorabilia and books and DVDs on Canada's military history, for borrowing."

There will be a film, Heroes Remember shown from 12 to 1 p.m. and a poetry reading by winners of the Lest We Forget poetry competition from 1 to 1: 30 p.m.

Other themed presentations will then be delivered.

Kids aged six to12 were invited to pick up a poetry contest entry form at any Richmond Public Library branch and write an original poem on the theme of "Lest We Forget." by Nov. 1.

The best entries from this contest will be chosen and read at the Remembrance Day event on Nov. 5.

"During our Lest We Forget event you can even help create a peace quilt," said Jang.

"Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. It's a chance to learn more about Canada's military history and acknowledge the important contributions of our Canadian veterans."

For more information, call 6042316413.

The event will be held at the library's Brighouse (Main) branch, 7700 Minoru Gate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

acampbell@richmond-news.com

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