Every day that we awaken and have the freedom to make choices, the freedom of speech, the freedom to worship, the freedom to choose our own government, is a day in which we should bow our heads and thank our military for securing those choices. Young men and women have donned the uniform of our country and put their lives on the line to make Canada the country that it is, and they continue to do so.

In April of 2007, Uxbridge became the first community in all of Canada to proclaim a day in support of our troops. On that day Uxbridge and citizens of Durham region put on red t-shirts and proclaimed “Uxbridge Supports Our Troops”. We called that wave of support the Sea of Red. Over a thousand participants took part in a parade leading to Elgin Park and once there formed a much larger group of approximately four thousand participants who had gathered to show support for our troops. The day included speeches from the bandshell, entertainment, military displays, food and beverage. The attendees were also treated to military flybys by a CF 18 Hornet fighter jet from CFB Bagotville Que., a CC130

Uxbridge Thanks Our Troops

Support the Living Ribbon Campaign

Our goal in this project is threefold.

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Say a public thank you to our military and let them know that their sacrifices will never be forgotten

Raise as much money as we can for Wounded Warriors

Garner as much media attention as possible (both local and national) so as to bring awareness of Wounded Warriors and the issue of PTSD to the forefront

On Saturday, May 31st, 2014, Branch 170 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Uxbridge is once again calling on the citizens of Uxbridge and Durham region to come together, form a “Living Support Ribbon” and thank our troops for what they have done and what they continue to do for us. The venue will again be Elgin Park and the “Living Support Ribbon” will be made up of as many people as we can garner to purchase a red t-shirt “Uxbridge Thanks Our Troops” and form a support ribbon with the words “Thank You” underneath. This ribbon will be visible from the air and it will be photographed and send off to all of our Canadian Forces bases. Once again we will have entertainment, military displays and celebrity attendees from both the sports and entertainment world joining us.

Our partners, once again is Wounded Warriors Canada and they will be the recipient of all money raised. (Wounded Warriors).

Hercules transport plane from CFB Trenton and a CH146 Griffon helicopter from CFB Borden.

All money raised from that event went to Wounded Warriors Canada and was used to bring comfort to troops who were wounded in combat in Afghanistan and were recuperating in a military hospital in Lanstuhl Germany.