Silver Cross mothers would have received a letter like this which includes his veterans pay during WW2. Remembrance Day was not the only painful day. — Stuart McIntosh
Jim– Stuart McIntosh
National Silver Cross Mother
The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first authorized on December 1, 1919 as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, aviators and soldiers who died for their country during the war.
Today, the National Silver Cross Mother is chosen by the Legion among nominations made by Legion Provincial Commands and individuals to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. During her tenure, which starts on November 1, the National Silver Cross Mother fulfills other official functions. Each of the Silver Cross Mothers was first a mother. They are connected through their children who served and died in military service. Read their biographies to find out about them. CLICK HERE