Tilson Presents Veterans with Commemorative Lapel Pins & WWII Bomber Command bar
ORANGEVILLE, ON- David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin Caledon, was honoured to present two Veterans with WWII Commemorative lapel pins and certificates at a special ceremony held on June 16, 2017. The event was held at and with the helpful assistance of the Orangeville Legion.
In 2014, the previous Conservative government designed the special pins, which feature a flaming torch and a large “V” representing both victory and the coin’s denomination. The pins commemorated the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War and have been issued to those who served in it.
Mr. Norm Thomas and Mr. Eric McNiece both received their WWII lapel pin at the Orangeville Colonel Fitzgerald Legion, Branch 233. The Colour Party ushered in the event and the pins were presented by branch President Chris Skalozub, alongside Mr. Tilson.
Mr. McNiece also received his Bomber Command Bar for his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Bar is presented to all those who served in the Bomber Command between September 3, 1939 and May 8, 1945.
“It is important to honour our Veterans and remember the immense sacrifice they made for our country. Both men and women put themselves on the frontlines selflessly, to ensure we may enjoy the many freedoms we cherish in Canada today,” said Mr. Tilson. “It was an honour for me to be able to provide this recognition.”