RECOGNIZATION OF WWII VETERANS RESIDING IN TRANSCONA
This year, is the 75th Anniversary to the end of World War II, Transcona had a significant number of men lost to this war-over 40 never returned home. Our Branch has actively remembered our fallen at our Decoration Day in June and our Remembrance Day Service.
Comrade Peter Martin, from our Branch, has been working with members of our Community to ensure “We Never Forget” our Veterans.
This group has worked on a project researching the names of Veterans who live within our Community and who served during WWII. The goal is to have a Honourary Street named after them. We encourage everyone to go about the community to view this special tribute.
Today Transcona has 8 Honourary Street Names with a new one submitted to the City for consideration.
Andrushko Way- corner of Melrose and Wabasha (Steve Andrushko)
Henry Golis Way -Regent W between Winona and Madeline
Robert Bullen Way -Rosseau between Hoka and Madeline.
Walter Nilsson Way– Webster Ave between Dugald Rd and Copeland St
Jack Wright Way- Leola St between Harvard Ave E and Whittier Ave E
Lavana Sorokowski Way–Horton Ave E between Day St and Wabasha St
John Cochrane Way– Ravelston Ave W between Hoka St and Madeline St
Peter Frejuk Way- Cloverdale Cres between Kildare Ave W and Brewster St
If you know of a WWII Veteran who currently resides within Transcona please let Peter know by sending him an email at email@example.com subject attn Peter Martin-Veterans. Please provide the name and as much information as you can about the Veteran as well as your contact information. Peter will be in contact with you / our Veterans once it is physically safe to.
Let us all remember the tragic losses that have taken place in our Country and continue to recognize the hard work that our Armed Forces-RCMP-Police-Fire Fighters-Ambulance -Front Line and Essential Workers continue to do for us.