The Respect Campaign History

The founders of the Respect Campaign were introduced while participating in the creation of Heroes Park, chaired by Major Richard Gratton

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.

In October 2017, the founders erected a monument. The Trans-Canada Respect Monument in Kirkland, Quebec serves as a continuous reminder of the many issues facing our veterans - specifically,  PTS 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 emergency response personnel – along with promoting future public service.
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RESPECT Banners at work:

Respect Banner Task Microelectronics Respect Banner side view

October 2017 – A Permanent Legacy

Monument - The Return

The Return – A New Canadian Monument
A permanent new Montreal landmark situated along a highly visible section of the Trans-Canada highway in Kirkland, Quebec. The monument honours all the men and women who have served and sacrificed for Canada.
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