Ottawa Volunteer helps send Veterans to their 1st Remembrance Day Ceremony

Written by Azra Temple, Volunteer Coordinator Grace Manor.

Judi Roy is a Grace Manor volunteer who deserves special recognition for going above and beyond her volunteer responsibilities.

Woman happily embracing a Man Thanks to Judi, three of our Veteran’s had an opportunity to attend this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Ottawa.

It all started back in October when she captured the attention of a CJOH reporter who spotlighted a story on one of our veterans who had never attended the Remembrance Day ceremony.  From this story came an outpouring of offers of monetary donations and free transportation.

She then contacted Veterans Affairs to ensure wheelchair accessible seating will be available and reserved the spots.  She made all the arrangements with the transportation company whom provided safe, accessible transportation, their own volunteers, and a military medic and treated all to lunch at the Chateau Laurier.

Thank you Judi for making it all happen and giving our Veteran’s the special recognition they deserve.

About The Salvation Army Grace Manor:

The Salvation Army Grace Manor is a 128 bed Long Term Care home. It is a caring community, which offers a continuum of services related to Long Term Care, adapts to meet changing needs and supports aging in place.

If you are interested in volunteering, please view their volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Ottawa website here.


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