As most of you are aware, we have finished our relationship with the Juno Beach Association. Over the years, supporters of D-Day Wear enabled us to participate in honouring Canadians that were killed in Action on June 6th, 1944. Through your patronage of our product line, you made it possible for us to donate $54,250.00 to the Juno Beach Centre, where we were able to purchase 217 name plaques for fallen Canadians; some as young as 17 years old; and for that, we thank you.
We have changed direction and are now focusing our donation funds to organizations that deal with homeless Veterans and Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As we tell people, “We have dealt with the past, now it is time to deal with the present, so these Soldiers have a future.”
We recently made a $1,500.00 donation to VETS Canada (Veteran Emergency Transition Services), located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for their Guitar for Vets Campaign, a program that matches guitar instructors with veterans suffering with PTSD or other disabilities, who want to learn how to play the guitar. They literally put the healing power of music in the hands of heroes. If you would like to learn more about their program, or donate a guitar, here is their site. www.vetscanada.org/guitars-for-vets.php
With the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge fast approaching, we have launched a new website www.vimyridge2017.net . We have developed what we consider an amazing Vimy Ridge piece, along with some other interesting, strictly Canadian pieces; all in Canadian funds, making the perfect Christmas gift.
Proceeds from the sale of the items on this site will be directed to VETS Canada to assist them in their endeavors. All we ask, is that if you like what you see please share it with your social media friends to see how much money we can raise before the Vimy 100th anniversary April 9, 2017.
Please visit the website and if you want to stay in touch with what we are doing and learn some interesting World War One information, follow us on facebook at Vimy Ridge 2017 Store and please remember to share.