My father was a veteran. He died during my very first election campaign, on October 28, 2003. I joined the Legion the next year to pay tribute to my father, and have been a member ever since. I have carried a flag in the colour party for 18 years, and also served on the executive as Secretary, and as the Youth Education chairperson, managing the Posters, Poems and Essays remembrance contests in November and the Public Speaking contests, and filled in as the Public Relations Officer when needed, and started the Facebook page to get information out to members and the community.
Every time I participate in Legion events, I remember my father.