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Landscape Nova Scotia honouring veterans through Remembrance projects

Representatives of Landscape Nova Scotia and Royal Canadian Legion branches, including Kentville, recently met with Premier Stephen McNeil to discuss the “LNS Remembers” initiative. - Submitted
Representatives of Landscape Nova Scotia and Royal Canadian Legion branches, including Kentville, recently met with Premier Stephen McNeil to discuss the “LNS Remembers” initiative. - Submitted

KENTVILLE, NS - Landscape Nova Scotia has been hard at work sprucing up legions, cemeteries and cenotaphs in acts of Remembrance for our veterans – including a project at Kentville’s Elm Grove Cemetery.

Through a program called “LNS Remembers”, Landscape Nova Scotia members are making donations of landscaping to sites associated with veterans and Remembrance Day including legion branches, cemeteries with veterans and cenotaphs and memorials where Remembrance Day services take place. Projects are done in partnership with local Royal Canadian Legion branches and the donations are free to the legions.

“Our members are mostly small business owners with deep ties to their communities,” said LNS executive director Sean Kirby. “They believe in giving back to the communities they serve and a great way to do that is to help the veterans who have given so much to the rest of us.”

In Kentville, 52 footstones of deceased veterans at the Elm Grove Cemetery were sinking and the Kentville legion was concerned about the physical work involved in raising them. The legion asked if an LNS member could provide assistance and Wolfville’s Down to Earth landscaping took the project on.

Other legions that have received landscaping donations include Fairview, Spryfield, Sackville, Sydney, Lunenburg, Gaetz Brook and Amherst. It’s expected that more projects will be completed before Remembrance Day.

For descriptions of projects and photos, visit www.landscapenovascotia.org/lns-remembers.html.

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