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Veteran Issues

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Hi All
Great to be back here in FD. :D
Since we were last together a few things have changed with myself and my wife. We've gotten a little more involved with the Royal Canadian Legion,(RCL) as a Motorcycle group called Legion Riders. Used to promote the RCL and to help out with the community. If any of you are in or going through Gananoque, Ontario, on the south side of the bridge, on Hwy 2, is a little park dedicated to our veterans called the Legion Rider Veteran Park. I help the caretaker Douglas Wood in maintaining that park.

I'm also involved with a group called HOCS/SOS. (Honour Our Canadian Soldiers/Soldiers of Suicide). We stay in contact with approx. 2 dozen families, across Canada, that have decided to go public in educating them on the problems of PTSD and our military. I'm in contact with 3 families myself from New Brunswick and slowly getting to know a couple of the families here in Ontario. Our group meets once a year, in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, for an annual remembrance ceremony in support of those families. Usually the last Saturday in September.

As we get more settled back into Ontario, we hope to be a greater influence with regards to the above mentioned groups.
Will have more to follow at a later date. Cheers for now.

Re: Veteran Issues

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:22 am
by Connie Fournier
This is awesome!

We had a Veteran Issues forum before. Do you think there would be a benefit to having a dedicated forum for that again?

Re: Veteran Issues

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Yes Connie
I do. Maybe I'm biased as a Vet.
There was a prominent amount of issues brought up before about veterans. I believe it is required more so now.
Love to discuss this further. Cheers

Re: Veteran Issues

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:05 pm
by Connie Fournier
I set it up.

Westviking also suggested a subforum for PTSD, so I set that up as well. If you want other subforums, or anything else, send me a message. :-)

Re: Veteran Issues

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:49 pm
by Duane Berke
Liberals left $105M meant for veterans unspent in last fiscal year ... -veterans/