The City of Charlottetown honoured nine people for their military service during the 2015 Veterans Recognition Awards presented during an evening ceremony on Sunday, November 8 at the Rodd Charlottetown.
The Veterans Recognition Awards were initiated in 2005 to mark The Year of The Veteran. Since then, the City of Charlottetown has continued to honour veterans each year with the private recognition ceremony.
"It’s important to show respect and gratitude to veterans year-round, but we like to take this time to publicly demonstrate just how grateful we are for our military and the sacrifices they make," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "When we talk about honouring veterans, we are not just speaking about those who sacrificed their lives in past wars. We are talking about all of those brave men and women who have served or are currently serving. Though their experiences vary greatly, they have all made an important commitment to this great nation. They are the reason we are able to continue to live in a peaceful, democratic society. They are the reason we feel safe in our country. And we thank them for everything they have done and continue to do."
Those eligible for nomination include men and women living within city limits who served in the Armed Forces of Canada during the Second World War, the Korean War, a Special Duty Area (Peacekeeping), War in Afghanistan or service as a Reservist.
The 2015 recipients are:
Master Corporal David A. Campbell;
Corporal Kevin George Compton;
Lieutenant Commander Greg Davis;
Master Corporal Ronald Duffy;
Chief Warrant Officer Michel Guay;
Major Trevor Jain;
Warrant Officer John MacDonald;
And, Lieutenant Colonel Steven Wynne.
For more information on how to nominate a veteran for 2016, contact: 902-566-5548.
(Short bios of the veterans are attached below).