Manitoba Metis Federation join all Canadians as they gather to mark Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) president and board joins all Canadians as they gather to mark Remembrance Day today.

In Winnipeg and Manitoba, as well as, across Canada, our Metis veterans, relatives, friends and Metis citizens will gather at a range of services celebrating their lives.

MMF President David Chartrand said: “Our youth can learn a lot from the thousands of brave and selfless citizens who answered the call to serve during the world wars. The sacrifice on battlefields around the world, is a legacy future generations of Metis Nation citizens will remember with pride and gratitude.”

Metis have been known through history for their pride, comradery, perservierence, tenacity and bravery. Many Metis citizens have fought in war and sacrificed much in their efforts to help bring peace and freedom to the people of the world. Today, the Metis Nation celebrates the heroic efforts for our Metis citizens by honouring them with the “Order of the Metis Nation” recognition.

During Remembrance Day 2009, Métis Nation veterans, youth and dignitaries travelled to the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, to dedicate a memorial to Metis who served in the Second World War.

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