Delaware Legion Br. 598

In 1977 a cenotaph was erected in the park. This monument honoured our Village’s fallen comrades who gave their lives in past wars.

The Old Legion building
The old Legion Delaware branch.

In 2003 the Cenotaph was moved to the property behind the Legion where it stands today. At its new location, yearly memorials and parades are held to honour our valiant soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate with our comrades who returned home safely.

Over the years we have cared for our own War Veterans and many adopted vets who benefit from our frequent visits and the care and comfort we readily provide.

In conjunction with other local service clubs, we have given financial assistance for community projects, children’ sports programs, school projects and the growth of our community.

Over the years our Branch has had many face lifts. The first of these was the opening up of the Cubby hole that was our Bar, to the wonderful horseshoe standup bar in 1976. Later a 6 picnic table concrete patio was constructed. Here we held many moonlit dances. This became a fully closed in addition in 1984. This gave us a private room for meetings and for renting or loaning out as well.

In 1995 the bar was moved to its present location with a new kitchen. Our latest renovations came with the help of the Trillium Foundation. Wheelchair accessible doors were installed and floors were replaced in two areas. Our little Branch has hosted many fund-raisers and fun days. Some of these activities have been Dances with live Bands, Turtle Races, weekly Summertime Steak BBQ’s , Sporting Tournaments and various Lunch Specials served at the Bar. Our Branch is open to the public for events such as Lioness Meetings, Golf Banquets, VON Lunches, Monthly Mason Breakfasts, Dart club, .Casino Bus Trips and many more activities.

In Closing, for 50 years our Branch has maintained the aims and obligations of The Royal Canadian Legion and in doing so: