Mr. Pierre Bruneau retired from the Regular Force in 1989 and from the Militia in 2003, after 37 years of valiant service in the Canadian Forces. In March 1999, he was awarded the Command Commendation for his exceptional work as the Quebec Area Commander of a Light Battalion (Reserve) during the ice storm. He received the same award in 2002 from the Governor General for all his achievements. In addition, the Governor General appointed Mr. Bruneau as an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 2002. In partnership with the city of Trois-Rivières, Mr. Bruneau set up, in March 2000, the Pierre Boucher Company to commemorate the city's Colonial Militia, and was its director until September 2004. From 1996 to 2000, he was president of the 12e
Régiment blindé du Canada Museum. Mr. Bruneau is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and has held the positions of officer and secretary. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Mr. Bruneau took part, in 2000, in the organization of the recreation of a historic battle marking the 125th anniversary of the Trois-Rivières battle. That same year, he was commissioned by the local Legion branches to host 50 European visitors who had come to Canada to thank their Second World War liberators. In 2003, he received a Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The Mayor of his municipality also presented him a Certificate of Commendation on behalf of the Governor General in 2003 for rescuing three persons from the St. Lawrence River. He also set up a delegation of 12 Veterans, 10 scouts and 42 other representatives who took part in a pilgrimage to Normandy as part of the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Mr. Bruneau played a key role in the official proclamation of the Year of the Veteran in Trois-Rivières. His outstanding dedication is recognized within his community and he is a source of inspiration for all.
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