Larry Boyd
Gibsons, British Columbia

The honorable Kent Hehr, Minister for Veterans Affairs, Mr. Larry Boyd, and Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge.

Mr. Larry Boyd is a Veteran of the Second World War. In 1960, Mr. Boyd became a member of Branch 109 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Gibsons, and has been an integral part of the organization ever since. He has served in numerous executive positions including president, secretary and regional zone commander, and he also sat on various committees. In his current role of Service Officer, Mr. Boyd is extremely diligent in ensuring Veterans receive the assistance they require, regardless of circumstance, and always approaches them with tact and respect. He is also the Poppy Chairman for the Branch, and works tirelessly each year to ensure the campaign reaches its fundraising target. During Gibsons’ Remembrance Week, Mr. Boyd participates in school visits and gives all the students a free poppy, shares the story of his service, and also encourages students to engage in the poster, essay and poem competitions. Approximately two years ago, Mr. Boyd approached the local secondary school to ask for their assistance in cleaning up the Veterans’ cemetery, a task that has turned into an annual project. Mr. Boyd, now in his nineties, continues to be an active member of the Legion and continues to work diligently to assist Veterans in the community and keep the concept of remembrance alive.

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