Niagara Centre MPP uses Remembrance Day service to remind levels of government that veterans could use more support

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Published November 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch at a Remembrance Day service in a Royal Canadian Legion in Welland this morning

After attending today’s Remembrance Day service at Welland’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, Niagara Centre MPP Jeff Burch also asked all levels of government to do their part in improving the living situation of our country’s veterans.

“No veteran should leave a Remembrance Day Ceremony and have to choose between groceries and paying their rent,” said Burch.

“There is more we must do to ensure they are provided with supports like mental health care and career training. This is a day we recommit to making sure every veteran has those supports.”

Burch also noted that today marked the 100th anniversary of the “Poppy as a symbol of gratitude and as a reminder to never forget the sacrifices made.”

He closed out his thoughts with words of gratitude. “Let us thank the Royal Canadian Legion in Welland and legions across Ontario and Canada for their incredible commitment during this very difficult time to continue the crucial job of remembering our heroic veterans.”

(Photo of wreathes brought to the Remembrance Day service at Welland’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 from Facebook)

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