President’s Christmas Message

Greeting to all:

The Christmas season is now upon us and the year 2020 will be one we will not soon forget. We cannot deny or forget this year has been exceedingly difficult for all of us, and especially those of you who have lost an acquaintance, friend or loved one. We hope the coming year brings more certain times for everyone, knowing there will be better days ahead.

Throughout this very difficult year, we all have experienced challenges, and this has been especially so for our serving brothers and sisters. Yet, during some of these dark hours, many of you have found the strength and caring to bring inspirational messages to our Detachments throughout many parts of Canada. The visitations made to Detachments within the Victoria Division, and especially their introduction of the Commemorative coin for those who have fallen in the performance of their duties; In Alberta, the “drive by” visits to virtually every detachment within the Calgary and Lethbridge Divisions; the delivery of “Mountie Moose” to every Detachment within Nova Scotia along with messages of support by Nova Scotia Division members who presented them; the provision and delivery of Christmas bundles to locations within Newfoundland and Labrador (including Nain) by our NL Division, just to name a few, have boosted morale immeasurably, not only for serving members, but members of the Association as well.

In the words of Taylor Caldwell, “We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas.

Christmas is the time of year for us to reflect on all the positive things we have enjoyed or witnessed. We cannot delete the past, but we sure as heck can celebrate the blessings we have received and look to the future with optimism. Take strength from your circle of family and friends, and especially fellow members of our RCMP Veterans Association. We are there for each other and, as in Christmas seasons of the past, all the good feelings we have enjoyed over the years will slowly but surely resurface.

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve” (Anonymous)

Merry Christmas to all.

Sandy Glenn, National President
RCMP Veterans Association
Veterans Helping Veterans and Their Families



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