Black veterans honoured on Remembrance Day in Ottawa

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By Sarah Onyango

Another historic Remembrance Day in the books for our Legacy Voices team! We had the privilege of having Nova Scotian WW1 veteran Jeremiah Jones‘s great-great-grandson, Gunner Adam Jones, lay a wreath in honour of all of Canada’s Black and West Indian soldiers. And what a spectacular surprise to have his brother and parents drive all the way to Ottawa to witness this event! Such a pleasure to meet this family! Next, we (Kathy, Albert and I) headed to the War Museum to view exhibits. Our wreath elicited much curiosity and fascinating conversations with complete strangers, including a journalism student and an African-American veteran from the 82nd Airborne! The day ended with Kathy’s excellent interview on CTV National ~thanks Omar, for the chat and interest in Black military history. Thank you to all our veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice. We will never forget.

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Shout-outs to our outstanding Canadian Forces cadets supporting the Poppy Fund campaign at all our malls and other public spaces! Comment ne pas être fière de cette jeune fille qui honore ainsi nos anciens combattants! I see so much promise and patriotism in this beautiful face. Look out for her in the parade tomorrow as she marches alongside cadets from all branches of our Canadian Armed Forces! Thank you for your service, young lady! #Airforce#ProudHaitianCanadian #TruePatriotLove

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