Charlottetown Honours Veterans at Awards Ceremony

Charlottetown Honours Veterans at Awards Ceremony
Posted on 11/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown honoured eight people for their military service during the 2019 Veterans Recognition Awards ceremony on Sunday, November 3 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

The Veterans Recognition Awards were initiated in 2005 to mark The Year of The Veteran. Since then, the City of Charlottetown has continued to honour veterans each year with the private recognition ceremony.

“I am excited to host my first Mayor and Council Veteran Recognition Ceremony,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “We want to thank everyone who took the time to nominate a veteran in our community over the years, and we especially want to thank all of the brave individuals who have made such an important commitment to the Birthplace of Confederation, and this great nation.”

Those eligible for nomination include people who served in the Armed Forces of Canada during the Second World War, the Korean War, a Special Duty Area (Peacekeeping), War in Afghanistan or in Canada in the Regular Force or Reserves.

The 2019 recipients are:

• Lance Corporal Blanche (Landry) Bennett
• Captain Greg Gallant
• Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class Tony Halvorson
• Corporal David Laybolt
• Corporal Joey Keen
• Captain Adam Rymes
• Master Corporal Christine Stewart
• Second Lieutenant Jamie Quinn