Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans’ Council

MNO veterans attend Dedication of Memorial Order of Service
(L-R) Gordon Tait C.D., an OPP officer, MNO Veterans’
Council Sgt-at-Arms Rob Baskey, OPP, Sergeant and MNO
Veterans’ Council President Joseph Paquette at the
Dedication of Memorial Order of Service. Click here to view
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On May 15, 2016, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 in Orillia held a Dedication of Memorial Order of Service ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park. This ceremony was held to honour soldiers from Orillia who lost their lives during the world wars. Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans’ Council Sergeant-at-Arms (Sgt-at-Arms) Rob Baskey, OPP, Sergeant, arranged to have MNO veterans attend this memorial.

Under very cloudy skies, facing wind, rain and snow, Métis veterans, legion members, veterans, CF serving members and various Cadets Corps, proudly marched in remembrance. Also in attendance were many dignitaries including Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer OC., CMM, DFC, O.Ont., K.StJ, CD, QC, Knight of the Legion of Honour and Chief of Reserves.

Published on: May 27, 2016