Sandy MacDonald is looking for submissions for the BC/Yukon Command War Service Recognition Book 2011.

Sandy MacDonald is looking for submissions for the BC/Yukon Command War Service Recognition Book 2011.

Veterans invited to share their stories

The BC/Yukon Command War Service Recognition Book honours veterans for their sacrifices and contributions with photos and stories of their experiences.

The BC/Yukon Command Royal Canadian Legion branches are now taking submissions for the sixth edition of the book.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #25 representative Sandy MacDonald, a career Navy officer, is in charge of submissions for the area.

“We are looking for submissions from anyone who was not included in the previous books but served in the First or Second World War, Korea, in the forces at any time, including Reserves. People can include photos of themselves during service or current photos, and family members can make submissions for veterans who have passed away,” said MacDonald.

Submissions can be left at local Legion branch offices or people can leave their names and he will contact them and help with submissions, or call him at 250-545-8331 for more information. Submissions must be received by June 15 and the book will be published in late September.

Submissions may be made for anyone who served in any military of any country, the requirement being that they now live or have lived in B.C. or Yukon. They do not have to be or have been Legion members.

“We do this out of respect for our veterans. The book has had an excellent reception in previous years. The book also helps people get in touch with old buddies. I have found a few people I had known over the years, some guys I hadn’t seen in 25 years. We will keep this book going as long as there is a response,” said MacDonald.