Remembrance Day Reminder from MNBC Veterans Minister
Posted by MNBC Veterans on
On behalf of the MNBC Veterans Committee, 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.
Communities that would like to participate should connect with their local Legion to place an order. This will ensure that your Métis Community name is on the wreath’s ribbon and that your Community is also 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 continued their commitment to have wreaths provided for our Regional Veteran Representatives to present (at the Community of their choosing in their Region) on behalf of all our Métis Veterans past and present.
MNBC will also reimburse any Métis Chartered Community for the cost of their Community Wreath (please submit your receipts by mail to c/o Tracey Thornhill, at the MNBC Provincial office in Surrey). Each Legion sets their own price, but generally the cost is $35 -$65.
The funding from the wreaths goes to support the Poppy Fund http://www.legion.ca/Poppy/mandate_e.cfm
For more information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Web Site: www.legion.ca
MNBC will work with Métis Chartered Communities to reimburse the cost of wreath
Photo (AGM 2017): 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)
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