Remembrance Day Reminder from MNBC Veterans Minister

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On behalf of the MNBC Veterans Committee and Minister responsible for Veterans Lissa Smith,

We would like to remind all Métis Chartered Communities that now is the time to order your ribbon and wreath from the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for Remembrance Day.

This will ensure that your Community’s name is on the wreath’s ribbon and that your Community is on the list to be called upon during the wreath laying portion of your City’s Remembrance Day ceremony. If you know of a Veteran in your Community, please honour and encourage him/her to be part of the wreath laying and Remembrance Day ceremony.

Métis Nation British Columbia has seven wreaths for our Regional Veteran Representatives to present at their Community of choosing on behalf of all our Métis Veterans past and present.

Each Legion sets their own price, but generally the cost is $55 -$75.  

For more information please e-mail: info@legion.ca or Web Site: www.legion.ca

MNBC will work with Metis Chartered Communities to reimburse the cost of wreaths.

Please consider purchasing an Aboriginal Commemorative Pin to assist our Métis Veterans in their fundraising efforts to go to the 75th Anniversary of Juno Beach - France Summer 2019.

Each pin is $10 and can be purchased through the MNBC Gift Store at https://www.mnbc.ca/mnbc-media.

Thank you in advance for your support of Métis Veterans and the work of our MV-BC Committee.

Photo: MNBC Métis Veterans BC (L-R) Eldon Clairmont (Reg 3 Rep), Barb Hulme (Women's Rep), Earl Henderson (Reg 5 Rep), Gordon McGregor (Reg 4 Rep), Dave Armitt (Chair), Tom Adams (Service Officer), Eleanor Creighton (Reg 1 Rep), Frazer MacDonald (Reg 2 Rep and Sergeant At Arms)

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~ John McCrae