A great way to help your kids show appreciation and recognize the sacrifices of our service people is to send a Postcard For Peace. Postcards for Peace are similar to Valentine’s for Veterans, but you can send them all year round. November is a great time to introduce them to this lovely act of kindness.
Postcards for Peace is a wonderful initiative to help connect young people to active service and retire Veterans. Teaching kids of all ages about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian Veterans connects them to their history and teaches them the importance of remembrance.
There are a few different ways you can do this, in addition to Postcard for Peace:
- You can learn to fold origami Peace Cranes and display them.
- You can also send e-cards to friends and family easily and at no cost. Click here to choose a design and send an e-card today – and every day!
- Post a message of support and appreciation directly to our active service members using this easy message board.
Postcards For Peace
Send a Postcard for Peace to a local veteran in your city who is retired from service. We’ve gathered the Halton and Hamilton locations below (as per the Veterans Affairs website) to help you find a retirement centre easily. The recipients found in the list below have kindly agreed to be part of the Postcards for Peace program but other facilities in your area not listed here might also take care of Veterans. You may wish to contact these places directly to see if they would be interested in receiving postcards, as well.
Allendale Nursing Home – 185 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON, L9T 2M4
Billings Court Manor – 3700 Billings Crt., Burlington, ON, L7N 3N6
Creekway Village – 5200 Corporate Drive, Burlington, ON, L7L 7G7
Extendicare Hamilton – 90 Chedmac Drive, Hamilton, ON, L9C 7W1
Macassa Lodge – 701 Upper Sherman Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8V 3M7
St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke – 125 Redfern Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L9C 7W9
Wellington Nursing Home – 1430 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton, ON, L9A 5H3
Village of Wentworth Heights – 1620 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, ON, L9B 2W3
Heritage Green Nursing Home – 353 Isaac Brock Drive, Stoney Creek, ON, L8J 2J3
Alexander Place – 329 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H1
Northridge Long Term Care Centre – 496 Postridge Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 7A2
Post Inn Village – 203 Georgian Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 7H9
The Waterford – 2140 Baronwood Drive, Oakville, ON, L6M 4V6
St. Joseph’S Villa Dundas – 56 Governors Road, Dundas, ON, L9H 5G7
Wentworth Lodge – 41 South Street West, Dundas, ON, L9H 4C4
The Willowgrove – 1217 Old Mohawk Rd, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1P6
Remembrance Day Ceremonies/Events
Burlington – Back in person for 2022, Burlington’s Remembrance Ceremony includes a procession from Central Public School to the Cenotaph next to City Hall. For anyone who cannot make the event in person, it will be live-streamed by the Royal Canadian Legion starting at 10:30 am
Hamilton – Hamilton Military Museum will offer free entry on Nov 11 to acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work towards the goal of peace.
Hamilton – The Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum will be hosting a large, indoor Remembrance Day Ceremony. Admission and Parking are free, though donations are welcome.
Other Ways To Remember
The Canadian Veterans website has ao many great resources for kids and adults, and even classroom connections. Videos, essays, and a calendar of local events and memorials, plus more ways to can show your gratitude and appreciation all year long.
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