Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day at Brock Fahrni
Submitted by Elaine Yong, senior communications specialist - media relations, Communications & Public Affairs
On November 11 every year, Dianne Doyle is first and foremost the daughter of a World War II veteran. In an emotional address to the residents, families and staff gathered at Brock Fahrni for the annual Remembrance Day service, the CEO of Providence Health Care paid homage to veterans, “Self sacrifice, courage, willingness to put your life on the line, the devotion to service, to helping vulnerable populations caught in desperate situations, whether it’s war, natural disasters or drought. How do you measure the value of those contributions?”
Dianne also talked about the importance of acknowledging the sacrifices of those who died, “We should always be thankful and indebted to the men and women of our Armed Forces and others who continue to put their lives in the line of duty on a daily basis.”
Many of the 148 residents who live at Brock Fahrni are former members of the Armed Forces. More than 20 veterans attended the service, and several of them took part. Site leader Ursula Piotrowski spoke about how all the programs are greatly enriched by their connection with veterans, “It is our privilege and honour to be a place of support for veterans and their home.”
We will remember them.
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