In October of 2011, Mr. Doug Bellevue, President of Task Micro‑Electronics Inc. affixed a twenty foot Respect Banner on his corporate headquarters along the Trans-Canada Highway in Kirkland, Quebec. To Mr. Bellevue, the banner was a display of respect for Canadian military and veterans. Subsequent to the initial banner display, Mr. Bellevue tested out a section of the Trans-Canada Highway on the West Island of Montreal working in conjunction with LCol Colin Robinson, LCol Steve Gregory and Maj Richard Gratton. That successful endeavour sparked the founding of the Respect Campaign, a partnership with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services along with Canada Company for the corporate banner Campaign chaired by Steve Gregory.
The founders have since undertaken the commissioning of a monument. The Trans-Canada Respect Monument will serve as a continuous reminder of the many issues facing our veterans - specifically, PTSD and Homelessness. In addition, the founders have been holding forums with various charities and defense associations to establish a coordinated allocation of resources for veterans requiring support.
Heroes Park – Beaconsfield, Quebec
The park recognizes and honours all military personnel as well as contemporary community protectors – being police, firefighters, and first responders – along with promoting future public service.
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The Return – A New Canadian Monument
A permanent monument to become a new Montreal landmark for Canada’s 150th anniversary sited along a highly visible section of the Trans-Canada highway in Kirkland, Quebec. The monument will honour all the men and women who have served and sacrificed for Canada.
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