The 29th Lieutenant Governor of Canada, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, welcomed Canadian veteran Paul Nichols at the Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, today–Aug. 9, 2015–in this special National Peacekeeping Day event. Paul is making a cross-country ride on horseback to draw attention to the inadequate care of our veterans.
With his wife and daughter by his side, he welcomes other veterans to join him and his family on their coast-to-coast
ride to educate the public as well as to provide all veterans with an opportunity to share their experiences trying to re-adjust to home life. By helping everyone bridge the gap in recognizing the ever increasing physical and mental health needs of veterans–from inter-provincial governments to the federal government, to the public in general and to other veterans feeling unheard and unappreciated–this ride that began in Victoria, B.C., in April to reach the East Coast in November is recorded on the “Communities for Veterans” web site.
The Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion welcomed the riders on this National Peacekeeping Day to help them spread their message and to draw the public together to show them its thanks for their service to Canada.
Ontario’s Hon. Lieutenant Governor thanked all veterans for their service in her personal recognition of Paul Nichols’ crusade to make sure no veteran is ever forgotten or unappreciated again.
On Homecoming Vets we would also like to thank you, Paul and your family, for going the extra distance to bring public attention to what our service people endure on duty for Canada.
To learn more about the cross-Canada ride or to donate funds toward helping existing veteran-support groups, visit communitiesforveterans.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-668-3338.