By Joseph Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans Council

Local Métis Veterans Louis Riel Medal
(Left to right): MNO Peterborough Wapiti Métis Council President Andy Dufrane,
WWII Veteran Joseph Gagnon, Veteran David Gagnon and Senator Terry Bloom.

On December 18, 2012, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough Wapiti Métis Council held a ceremony at the Peterborough Royal Canadian Legion Branch to recognize MNO World War II veteran Joseph Gagnon and his son, veteran David Gagnon.

Council President Andy Dufrane and Senator Terry Bloom conducted the ceremony and presented the younger Gagnon with a Louis Riel medal and certificate, while the senior Gagnon received the Louis Riel certificate.

The Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council congratulates both men for their military service to this great country, Canada. We thank the MNO Peterborough Wapiti Métis Council and community for supporting our Veterans.