Legion Dominion past-president Hugh Greene reads the purpose behind some of the room name changes commemorating past wars at the Legion March 18. Past-president Stan Orlesky watches on.

Legion Dominion past-president Hugh Greene reads the purpose behind some of the room name changes commemorating past wars at the Legion March 18. Past-president Stan Orlesky watches on.

Name christening of Legion rooms celebrated

In an effort to immortalize memories of veterans and fallen soldiers, the Ponoka Legion has renamed its main rooms.

In an effort to immortalize memories of veterans and fallen soldiers, the Ponoka Legion has renamed its main rooms.

The christening ceremony was held March 18 at the Legion, after 11 new members were initiated, where Chaplain Len Eichler led the group in a prayer and sermon considering each of the room’s names.

“To memorialize, to commemorate has significance for the present,” said Eichler.

“It also has significance for the future for people to follow,” he added.

Members of the Legion made a motion to change the names last year after four special events from the world wars:

• The game room is changed to the Vimy Ridge Room

• The board room is changed to the Juno Beach Board Room

• The Veterans Memorial Auditorium is the name for the main auditorium

• The clubroom is now the Dominion Lounge

Eichler concluded with a statement of christening. Legion president Sybil Evans said changing the names gives the Legion a way to identify areas there as well as keep the memory of past wars alive.