December 2, 2016

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National Aboriginal Day Ceremony of Remembrance
National Aboriginal Day Ceremony of Remembrance
With the GG
Summer Solstice Pow wow

Welcome to the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones

Welcome to the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones.

The Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones (AVA) is a nationally incorporated organization that represents the interests of Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and serving members who are of Aboriginal descent. This fills the void left by the dissolution of the National Aboriginal Veterans Association.

Launch of the National Poppy Campaign

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, received the symbolic first poppy of the 2016 National Poppy Campaign from David Flannigan, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. The ceremony was held at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Poppies are available to the general public since October 28, 2016. Each year, approximately 18 million poppies are distributed in communities across Canada.

About the National Poppy Campaign
Officially adopted in Canada in 1921 by the Great War Veterans’ Association (the predecessor of today’s Royal Canadian Legion), poppies are recognized as the national symbol of remembrance for the 117 000 Canadian men and women who gave their lives during military service around the world. For more information, visit www.legion.ca.

 

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

Congratulations to John Jewitt and Gerry Dore on receiving the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

Since serving in uniform, many of Canada’s Veterans continue to provide outstanding service to their country, their communities and their fellow Veterans. To formally recognize the contributions of these outstanding Canadians, the Governor General authorized the creation of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

The Commendation is awarded annually to individuals who have contributed in an exemplary manner to the care and well-being of Veterans or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.

The Commendation is intended primarily for Veterans, but may be awarded to non-Veterans.

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