Our Directors

We are a diverse group of volunteers connected by an abiding respect for our military. We recognize the bravery of our soldiers who fill peacekeeping roles around the world as well as being prepared to go to war should our country put out the call. We are particularly appreciative and mourn those who gave up their lives so that we could live with the freedom we so enjoy.

Board of Directors:

J. Murray McCann, Chairman and Treasurer
Susan Schalin, President and Secretary
Harvey McKernon, Director
Colonel(ret’d) Eppo Van Weldereen, Director

Steering Committee:

William Cox, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 264
Tom Leppard, Committee Chair and Executive Director, Field of Crosses
Susan Schalin, President, Field of Crosses
Louise Walker, Ypres 3 CAV,
Lloyd and Joni McBurney, Volunteer Coordinators,
Val MacDonald , Cross Prep Coordinator,
Bart and Gail Peake, Hosts and Bio Cards

A Soldier

There is discipline in A Soldier – you can see it when he walks,
There is honour in A Soldier – you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier – you can see it in his eyes.
There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.

There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart.
There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn’t a title any man can be hired to do.
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier’s job isn’t finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week.
A Soldier is always A Soldier – even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind.
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civillian’s mind.

If you are a civilian – I am saying this to you . . . .
next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is strong and free.
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier – I am saying this to you . . . .

Thank God for what YOU DO !