Please check out the “EVENTS” tab:
Vincent & Cirillo -"SALUTE Rally"-A CELEBRATION OF LIFE-
UNITED WE STAND!
-JOIN US- on November 9, 2014 at Centennial Park Trenton ON with your Classic Vehicle, Hot Rod, Family Cars, Motorcycles or Family Vans, EVERYONE and Every FLAG DISPLAYING vehicle is welcome to attend. Let’s SHOW the "WORLD" That CANADIANS STAND UNITED AND PROUD for OUR SOLDIERS- and their families.
Also Please Check Out the “TOY DRIVE” tab:
GIVE A GIFT OF THANKS FOR THE
“MILITARY KIDS TOY DRIVE”
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
MISSION STATEMENT For the Friends of Veterans Canada charity.
Our mission for the Friends of Veterans Canada (FOVC) is to gather Canadian Veteran’s stories on HD video tape and to pass those stories of war we have gathered onto a younger generation of Canadians through our online "Veterans Video Library" in the future. We know that in 5-10 even 100 years from now and beyond our "Veterans Video Library” will be one of the only records that has documented our Veteran’s stories from actual Canadian veterans.
Rallies and Events like the "Vincent and Cirillo Salute Rally" and the Thank You Military Kids "Toy Drive" allow us to reach the public and to bring much needed awareness to our mission of preserving the stories of war and peace from Canadian Veterans.
Please Google (Randy Young-Friends of Veterans Canada) for more information on our charities mission history.
In May of 2010 the FOVC set up a journey back to the Netherlands for 11 WW2 veterans, 2 wounded Afghanistan veterans and 4 peacekeepers to experience the love and respect from the people of the Netherlands.
It was our honour to have been a part of that historical journey. The documentary that we made about the trip back to the Netherlands called “A Liberation Story” is available, for your donation and enjoyment.
Soon after we returned to Canada after the trip, two of the veterans died and it was a sad time but knowing that their stories were saved, was a good feeling for their families.
It was heart warming as well to us and to our donors to have been part of the trip, that took my veteran’s back to where they fought for the last time.
Yvon Pare, a WW2 Veteran from Montreal, had the chance to say goodbye to the brother whom he had lost on DDay. He said at his brother grave side that his mother would have like to have said goodbye and that he hoped that his Brother and Mother were together in Haven. No one from his family had been to his grave. You donors and our group did that for him.
Since 2008 we have recorded over 300 hours of Canadian veteran’s stories from over 156 veterans so far from all over Canada. We could have done many more veteran video's but for funding. We do not receive any Goverment funding except the receipts we can issue. We cannot continue recording veteran’s stories without donations from the public and Canadian businesses. If you could see the look of gratitude on the veteran’s face's that we interview. you would not hesitate to make a donation. They are so appreciative of sharing their history for young Canadians. They crawled through the mud and the blood, they swam through oil soaked water, they went down in flames FOR US and watched many of their friends die. We owe them to REMEMBER what they did. An organisation like ours wants to save their stories for you. If you have a veteran in your family please record their story right away, you may never get another chance. Please record your veterans story and send it in to us and we will inlude your veterans story in our "Veterans Video Library". If you have lost a veteran in your family or as a friend, I know that you wish you had recorded that veteran’s story for your family history. You can help us record their stories for Canada’s history. It is a great feeling and you can share in that joy by donating to our cause TODAY.
Our WW2 veterans are passing away more and more everyday. A peacekeeper we had interviewed 4 years ago said something very profound, he said “When a veteran dies its like a Library burning to the ground” He is so right; time is short for some of our veterans, so please consider donating to our very important cause, so we can save Canadian history, with your help .
Let those who come after, not let their names be forgotten.
Please use the PayPal tab on this site to donate electronically or you can snail mail in your donation:
Friends of Veterans Canada
(Please make out your check to Friends of Veterans Canada)
956 Ormsby St. London ON. N5Z1K4
Thanking you in Advance
Randy Young President
The 2013 fundraising schedule includes: