Tree dedication honours veterans

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford held a tree dedication ceremony on Tuesday to honour Afghanistan veterans.

Robert Rohrer (left)

Robert Rohrer (left)

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford held a tree dedication ceremony on Tuesday to honour Afghanistan veterans.

The ceremony took place at Jubilee Park and involved the dedication of a royal red maple tree, which the legion donated to the city.

The event kicked off Legion Week (June 23 to 29), which honours 55 legions across the province.

In conjunction with the week, the Abbotsford branch (2513 West Railway St.) hosts an open house on Saturday, June 27.

The event begins with a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at 2 p.m. and movies for the kids.

For more information, call the legion at 604-853-0569.