Proud Métis Nation BC Veteran Participates in Flag Party for New Cenotaph

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Regional Veterans Representative for the Kootenay’s (region 4), Gordon McGregor, was pleased to participate in the flag party for the new Cenotaph dedication in Kimberley on July 8th, 2017.

The original Cenotaph was erected in October 1956. Work on the new Cenotaph began in June 2016 when the group, Military Ames, received a $25,000 grant from Veterans Affairs Canada and the City of Kimberley matched the funds to replace and partially rebuild the monument and move it to a new site in the downtown core. Vandals had damaged the concrete on the monument in November 2016 and the City of Kimberley restored it.

"It was an Honour to take part in this ceremony" says Veteran McGregor.

Gordon served with the R.C.A.F. from 1954-1965.

He is a very active member in the Métis Community of Nelson, BC and an active member of the Métis Nation Veteran's BC Ministry where he serves as a honoured member and Treasurer. 

In 2012, Veteran McGregor was honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to his country, and recognition of his contributions to our Nation.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubillee Medal 

MNBC Honours Medal Recipients (MNBC Archives)

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