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Lest we forget; City honours Veterans with renamed avenue for Remembrance Day

​The section of 4 Avenue South between Stafford Drive and 11 Street will be temporarily renamed Veterans Avenue for the week leading up to Remembrance Day.

As part of Tuesday's meeting Consent Agenda approval, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to accept recommendations from the Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee on October 20, following a presentation from the Legion Remembrance Day Committee.

The recommendations included:

  • To temporarily rename the section of 4 Avenue between 9 Street (Stafford Drive) and 11 Street South to Veterans Avenue from November 4-11 and the Veterans banner be installed for the week leading up to and including November 11
  • City Council declare Veterans Week in the city of Lethbridge from November 4-11 and support Poppy Tag Day on the last Saturday of October
  • City Council direct Administration to work with The Royal Canadian Legion, General Steward Branch No. 4 Remembrance Day Committee to develop a procedure to ensure these processes occur annually