He spent 4 years as a WW II prisoner of war. Then, this Métis veteran enlisted again

He spent 4 years as a WW II prisoner of war. Then, this Métis veteran enlisted again Urban Vermette was honoured last week for serving in Korea despite ‘pain and suffering’ he endured as a POW The family of veteran Urban Vermette hopes a recent award will not only honour his life but also serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Métis who served in the Canadian military. Vermette, who was Métis from Prince Albert, Sask., served overseas twice. First, during the Second World War, where he spent nearly four years as a prisoner of war (POW) in Hong Kong and Japan. Five years … Read More

Return to Juno

Return to Juno On June 5, 2019, MNC Vice-President and Veterans Affairs Minister David Chartrand led a Métis Nation delegation to the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery for a commemoration attended by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, and French dignitaries. On the same day, Frank Godon from Boissevain, Manitoba presented the uniform of his father, Francis, a prominent Métis Second World War veteran, to the Juno Beach Centre, a museum at the site Canadian soldiers landed on D-Day. Download PDF

National Aboriginal Veterans Monument

National Aboriginal Veterans Monument “To Aboriginal War Veterans in Canada and to those that have Fallen This monument is raised in sacred and everlasting honour of the contributions of all Aboriginal Canadians in war and peacekeeping operations.” – inscription on National Aboriginal Veterans Monument Many thousands of Indigenous people saw action and endured hardship in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. They served with honour and distinction in all branches of the service and in every rank and appointment from Private to Brigadier. They fought overseas to defend the sovereignty and liberty of allied nations, in … Read More

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