Remembrance Day Etiquette

Remembrance Day Etiquette History of the Poppy Each November, poppies are worn by millions of Canadians to pay respect to fallen  soldiers. Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in Flanders, France. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae first introduced the Poppy to Canada. After serving in the war as a  doctor, he wrote In Flanders Field. The poem soon was published and read at memorial  services in efforts to recruit soldiers. Moina Michael, a professor at the University of  Georgia, heard the poem and it resonated with her. She began making poppies and  selling them to raised money for returning veterans. The poppy was … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in Edmonton, Alberta

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in Edmonton, Alberta October 7, 2020 – Edmonton, AB  On October 7, 2020, WWII, Métis Veteran Walter Calahaisn’s spouse Myrtle Calahaisn received  thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. President Audrey Poitras of the Métis  Nation of Alberta personally presented the recognition payment to Myrtle Calahaisn on behalf of  Métis Nation Veterans Minister David Chartrand.   “75 years ago, the young sons and daughters of our Nation answered the call to defend a country  they did not know, in the name of a country that did not respect … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero to receive Recognition Payment in Calgary, Alberta

Métis Nation Second World War Hero to receive Recognition Payment in Calgary, Alberta August 27, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta On August 27, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Alyce Marie Bradshaw will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. Veteran Bradshaw is the 28th Métis Veteran to receive the Recognition Payment, which is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand was prevented from presenting the Recognition Payment in person due to the global wide practice of COVID-19 social distancing. … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in BC

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in BC August 20, 2020 – White Rock, BC On August 20, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Aileen Florence Tate will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program that was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Tate is the 27th WWII Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program. Veteran Aileen Florence Tate was born on December 8, 1925 in Villeneuve, AB. Her family had a farm at Alberta … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in St. Laurent Manitoba

Métis Nation Second World War Hero’s spouse to receive Recognition Payment in St. Laurent Manitoba August 17, 2020 – St. Laurent, MB On August 17, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Frank Joseph Bruce’s spouse Marcelline Bruce will receive thanks from the Métis Nation and inheritance of $20,000. Métis National Council (MNC) Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand will personally present the recognition payment at the Grand Opening of the Frank Bruce Métis Seniors Complex in St. Laurent. The $20,000 Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program that was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Ontario

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2020 – Penetanguishene, ON On July 18, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran Alcide Joseph Alzear Duval will receive thanks from the Métis Nation, a $20,000 Recognition Payment, and an apology from Canada in Penetanguishene, ON.  The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers.   Veteran Duval is the 26th WWII Métis Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program.  On behalf of Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans and MNC National Spokesperson … Read More

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Victoria

Métis Nation Second World War Hero Honoured in Victoria On July 9, 2020, WWII Métis Veteran George Henry Young received thanks from the Métis Nation, a $20,000 Recognition Payment and an apology from Canada in Victoria, BC.  The Recognition Payment is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers.   Veteran Young is the 24th WWII Métis Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program. Métis Nation Minister responsible for Veterans David Chartrand was prevented from presenting the Recognition Payment in person, however Métis Nation British Columbia … Read More

Second World War Hero Honoured in Midland

Second World War Hero Honoured in Midland July 29, 2020 – Midland, ON  On July 29, 2020, WWII Veteran Leonard Landrigan will receive thanks from the Métis Nation, and inheritance of $20,000. The 20,000 is a Recognition Payment, which is part of the Métis Veterans Legacy Program. The Program was established in partnership with the Trudeau government to commemorate forgotten Métis soldiers. Veteran Landrigan is the 26th WWII Veteran to receive a Recognition Payment as part of the Legacy Program.  Due to COVID, Brian Black, the President of the Métis Veterans Council in Ontario will visit Midland to present the … Read More

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