Honouring our veterans of war
The valuable sacrifices made by Canadian war and peacekeeping veterans were saluted by the TTC at the Toronto Legion’s Poppy campaign kick-off at Davisville Station on Oct. 26.
In thanking them for their service to Canada, TTC Chair Karen Stintz called out the TTC’s war vets in attendance: Jack Knowles, John Swallow, Phil Horgan, Nigel Fontaine and Fern Taillefer.
The TTC has a long and rich history of military service. During the Second World War, more than 600 Commission employees enlisted for service. Those names are remembered on the TTC’s Honour Rolls, along with a dozen of them who were killed in action. Over the 90-year history of the Commission, more than 100 TTC families have been the recipients of the Memorial (Silver) Cross presented for sons, daughters and family members lost at war.
Each year, the TTC holds a two-minute wave of silence across the system on Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) and on Warriors’ Day (Aug. 19). Free rides are also provided for veterans and a companion travelling with them.