The City of Charlottetown honoured seven people for their military service during the 2016 Veterans Recognition Awards presented during an evening ceremony on Sunday, November 6 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.
"We are proud of the many men and women who have served this country, making sacrifices so the rest of us can live in safety and in peace," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford. "With these awards, we recognize that veterans are the real heroes of this country and we thank them for continuing to serve in our communities on a daily basis."
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 2016 recipients are:
Major Jeff Barrett;
Sergeant Gene Dowling;
Lieutenant Commander Rob Alain;
Master Warrant Officer John David Ling;
Sergeant Jim Sanders;
Petty Officer First Class Julie Thomson;
And, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Moriarity.
For more information on how to nominate a veteran for 2017, contact: 902-566-5548.
(Short bios of the veterans are attached, additional photos available upon request).
Photo cutline: Mayor Clifford Lee, along with the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, present an award of recognition to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Moriarity during the Mayor’s 12th Annual Veterans Recognition Awards held on November 6.
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