Sydney legion selling crosses for Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian legion in Sydney has launched a unique campaign for Remembrance Day.

Fundraiser to support people with disabilities

The Sydney legion hopes people display these white crosses on their lawns for Remembrance Day. (Wendy Martin/CBC)

The Royal Canadian legion in Sydney has launched a unique campaign for Remembrance Day.

Branch 12 is selling white wooden crosses - about a metre high - that people can place on their lawns.

Veteran Jamie Kyte said he thinks people will see the crosses as a powerful reminder of the lives that were sacrificed.

“I, myself, in Europe went to the military graveyards and saw row upon row of white crosses,” he said. “I think that’s what it will bring back to them, that’s what we hope it will bring back to them, and it’s just another way of us honouring our veterans.”

The crosses are made by an organization in Sydney that supports people with disabilities. The crosses are selling for $7 each.

The Legion in Sydney hopes other branches across the country will join the campaign.

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