By Matthew McCully
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #48 and local supporters gathered at the Bury Armoury Community Centre on Saturday afternoon to mark the 85th anniversary of the local branch. During the ceremony, a special plaque was unveiled commemorating the local men who fought in the battle of Hong Kong during World War II. The ceremony began with opening remarks from Legion First Vice-President Ian MacAulay, who welcomed members, as well as guests from neighbouring Legion branches and Army Navy Air Force Units who had come to join Bury for their celebration. Branch President Richard Grey then opened the ceremony, which began with the singing of O Canada, performed by local singer songwriter Jonathan MacAulay. Legion Chaplain Erwin Watson then offered a toast to the queen. Every five years, Bury Legion hosts a celebration to bring members together and share recent accomplishments. See full story in the Monday, September 24 edition of The Record.