Many gathered on Monday, October 1st to see the unveiling of a new project to town.

The Drumheller Royal Canadian Legion and the Geneology Club partnered with organizations from all over town and gathered together to honor and remember War Veterans of the valley.

The first banner that was unveiled showcased Stanley C. Baird, who fought in World War II and Korea and was a Drumheller resident. This was the first banner of 39 to be raised.

It was an emotional moment for his great-niece, Chantel Smith.

"I'm so excited. This is an amazing project. I can't wait for them all to be up. For my uncle to be remembered, he is still living, but I see so many with poppies in front of their pictures," explained Smith.

One of the key partners of this project was Image Crafter Signs in Drumheller.

"They came to us and asked whether we could do something like that, and of course, we do. We got on board with them. We come up with a design, did some prototyping and my designer worked very closely with them," explained Fred Mackowecki of Image Crafter.

"I personally know some of these people on the banners and heard about them. And even if I didn't, it is up to all of us to remember," stated Mackoweci.

Close to 30 banners should be on display around the valley in time for Remembrance Day on November 11.

The ceremony included several speeches from Legion members and concluded with coffee and refreshments inside the Legion.

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