sudbury-remembranceMNO Citizens at the Sudbury Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Left
to right) Steve Callaghan, Gail Charbonneau and Senator Kempton
Every year on November 11, Métis from across the homeland participate in Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Being part of these ceremonies is very important to Métis because we have contributed to the defense of Canada as far back as the War of 1812 as well as both World Wars, the Korean Conflict, peacekeeping missions and most recently, Afghanistan. Over the years, many Métis have served and many have made the ultimate sacrifice. By making the Métis presence felt at Remembrance Day services, we show our respect for all Veterans and we remind all Canadians of Métis service and sacrifices.

One such service took place at the Sudbury Arena this November 11 with several Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens actively participating. The Rev. Steve Callaghan, Métis Veteran and Councillor on the MNO Sudbury Métis Council provided the prayer during the ceremony and a wreath was laid on the Cenotaph on behalf of the MNO by Senator Kempton Gravelle and Gail Charbonneau, Métis Facilitator at Cambrian College in Sudbury.