Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual Veterans Breakfast at Victoria Park this year. Every year the Knights of Columbus hosts a pancake breakfast in honour of our veterans. Its not just on Remembrance Day that we honour those who have fought for our country, those who returned and those who didnt, and it couldnt have been a more perfect day to do so.
MPP Ted Chudleigh (pictured here) as well as Halton MP Lisa Raitt joined members of council Mayor Gord Krantz, Clr’s Greg Nelson (who did some of the cooking) Colin Best, veteran Rick Malboeuf and myself to honour those brave heroes, who without their efforts we wouldnt be able to stand proudly and celebrate our freedom that many take for granted.
After the breakfast there was a brief remembrance ceremony at the cenotaph followed by a parade of veterans leading us to the gates of the Milton fairgrounds. It was heartwarming to see the support of the community as they marched along with the veterans, applauding them and thanking them for their service.
We then assembled by the bandstand where those in attendance (including myself) reaffirmed our oath to Canada. Normally there would be a swearing in ceremony for new Canadians, but this year its been done regionally and not locally.
After the formalities concluded, people by the dozens lined up for a piece of Canada Day cake and cupcakes to start off what was to be an amazing Canada Day in Milton.
Another big THANK YOU goes to the crew who organized the days events. I know many of them personally and many, MANY hours went into preparation for this day and they should be thanked over and over for a wonderful day. Great job!!