Shared by the Niagara Constituency Office of Welland Riding MPP Cindy Forster
Posted November 9th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – In the lead up to Remembrance Day every year, Canadians of all ages and backgrounds come together and collectively vow to never forget our brave men and women who lost their lives in military service in peacetime or in war. We adorn our lapels with poppies, donate to local legions, lay wreaths in memory, and promise to never forget.
Legions across the country and in our very own community of Niagara have been helping veterans and their communities for over 90 years.
Legion members contribute countless volunteer hours, support their local communities in various initiatives and fundraise millions of dollars each year. Members invest resources, time, and energy to provide essential services in their communities. They support seniors, youth, healthcare, low income families through countless initiatives and organizations.
Veterans and Air Cadets are now out selling poppies to raise funds to continue that important support.
Early this year, I passed legislation that would help our veterans, especially those currently left on the margins of our health care system, by ensuring that modern day veterans receive priority access to long-term care when they’re deemed to need it. The legislation received unanimous consent at the Ontario legislature.
I am encouraged by the increasing number of young people I see at different cenotaph ceremonies in my riding and thank them for taking the time to remember and honour the sacrifice that our veterans made for us, so that we’re able to live in the great country we enjoy today.
As your provincial Member of Parliament, I’m proud to join in the ceremonies taking place in our community to honour these men and women. I encourage everyone to take part in one of the many ceremonies taking place across our riding.
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 Welland November 6th 11:00 am Chippawa Park Cenotaph
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 Thorold November 6th 1:00 pm Memorial Park
- Royal Canadian legion Branch 56 Port Colborne November 11th 10:45 am HH Knoll Park Cenotaph
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 Merritton November 11th 10:45 Cenotaph (343 Merritt St.)
- Port Robinson firefighters meet at Port Robinson Park and march to the fire hall for the laying of the wreaths at 1 p.m.
Should you have any questions about these events, or should you wish to learn about how you can support our veterans, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.
Cindy Forster, MPP, Welland riding, 905-732-6884
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