TTC war vets given moment of silence
TTC Chair Karen Stintz led a moment of silence for the valuable sacrifices made by Canadian war and peacekeeping veterans at the Toronto Legion’s poppy campaign kick-off at Davisville Station on Oct. 25.
Stintz called out the names of known TTC war vets who died in 2012: Tom Connolly, Frank Dvorak, Donald Elliot, Gerald Fice, Jack Harvey, Ian MacDonald, Patrick McCann and Jim McGuffin. Present this year were vets from Sunnybrook’s Veterans Wing.
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.
On Remembrance Day, Mon., Nov. 11, the TTC will pause service for a two-minute wave of silence across the entire network. Veterans and a companion travelling with them will board for free.