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Douglas Finney
Oshawa, Ontario

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Douglas Finney

Mr. Finney is a Veteran of the Korean War. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in 1954 and has held numerous positions on the Executive since then, including branch president on several occasions. In 1988, Mr. Finney was part of a committee which spearheaded the construction of a 38 unit seniors’ apartment building, now known as Branch 43 Senior Manor, which was erected on Branch 43’s property. Mr. Finney was also responsible for having a monument erected on Legion property, complete with a large flag pole. Many commemorative events are held at this site. Mr. Finney has been Branch Service Officer since 1985 and has attended all Ontario Command service officer seminars for the Legion. He assists at numerous ceremonies, including funeral services for Legion members and Remembrance Day ceremonies. Mr. Finney is also a member of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada, where he has served as national treasurer. He is currently serving as National Vice-President.

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