WINNIPEG, Man.–Bison Transport announced it is proud to have taken an active role in the first Wreaths Across Canada (WAC) ceremony in Manitoba, which took place this past Sunday at the Field of Honour in Brookside Cemetery in Manitoba.
Bison Transport partnered with the Royal Canadian Air Force 17 Wing and several other branches of the Canadian Armed Forces to make Manitoba’s first wreath placing ceremony happen. The event was attended by members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Cadets, The Knights of Columbus, veterans and the general public.
Bison Transport arranged for the purchase and transportation of all 260 wreaths, which were placed at the beginning of every row of headstones. The Field of Honour at Brookside Cemetery is Canada’s single largest Military Cemetery, with over 11,000 fallen military personnel buried there.
“Bison is committed to helping Wreaths Across Canada expand this initiative and we will work hard to gain the involvement of our industry, the business community at large and individual citizens so that perhaps next year, we have one wreath for every headstone,” said Rob Penner, Executive Vice President and COO of Bison Transport.
Since 2011, WAC has been organizing and placing wreaths of remembrance on the headstones of thousands of veterans in Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa. The goal of WAC is to expand this practice so that every Military Cemetery in Canada is adorned with wreaths.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich