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Thank You to Our Partners and Supporters

Thank You to Our Partners and Supporters

Acknowledgements and Endorsements

In the process of ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this proposal, a number of knowledgeable and professional individuals were asked to provide statistics and historical information.

Our sincere and heartfelt gratitude goes out to the following individuals for their input, expertise, valued support and personal encouragement:

  • Major-General (Ret’d) Lewis Wharton MacKenzie, C.M., O.Ont., M.S.C. and Bar, C.D.
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Alain Pellerin, O.M.M., C.D.
  • Dr. J.L. Granatstein, O.C., F.R.S.C., Former Director & CEO of the Canadian War Museum and Professor Emeritus of History, York University
  • Major (Ret’d) Bradley N. Hall C.D., Former Secretary-General, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Dr. Steve Harris C.D., Acting Director and Chief Historian, Department of National Defence
  • General (Ret’d) Paul D. Manson, O.C., C.M.M., C.D.
  • Major (Ret’d) Gerald S. Wharton, M.V.O., C.D.
  • Professor David J. Bercuson, O.C., F.R.S.C., Director of Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary
  • Brigadier-General (Ret’d) John C. Hayter, C.D.
  • Brigadier General (Ret’d) Greg Young, O.M.M., M.S.M., C.D. Chairman, 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project

Thank You

We must say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the suppliers, contractors, contributors, and partners who have provided us with their expertise, time and support in making the Never Forgotten National Memorial Foundation a reality:

Letters of Support

We would like to acknowledge the following individuals, associations and government departments for their words of endorsement and support.  Please click on "VIEW LETTER" to read them. 

  • 2012, Minister of the Environment to the Minister of Veterans Affairs  VIEW LETTER
  • September 2012, Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League  VIEW LETTER
  • November 2012, The Royal Canadian Legion  VIEW LETTER
  • February 2013, Chief of the Defence Staff  VIEW LETTER
  • June 2013, Gen. (Ret'd) Paul D. Manson  VIEW LETTER
  • July 2013, Minister of National Defence  VIEW LETTER
  • July 2013, Minister of the Environment  VIEW LETTER
  • October 2013, Parks Canada  VIEW LETTER
  • November 2013, Parks Canada VIEW LETTER
  • February 2014, Colonel Carignan VIEW LETTER
  • February 2014, Municipality of the County of Victoria  VIEW LETTER 
  • June 2014, The Hon. R. Roy McMurtry  VIEW LETTER
  • May 2015, The Hon. R. Roy McMurtry  VIEW LETTER
  • June 2015, Regimental Council The Queen's York Rangers VIEW LETTER



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As of February 5, 2016, Parks Canada announced that it would no longer be a partner or a supporter in the Never Forgotten National Memorial, and would as well, refuse permission for its construction at the Green Cove site. While the NFNM Foundation remains as a registered charity and continues to accept donations, we would however like to make it abundantly clear, that we are not actively engaged in any and all fundraising activities, that would be specifically intended for the sole purpose of the actual construction of this very same memorial at the Green Cove, or for that matter, at any other alternative and/or suggested sites.

However, we have and will remain strongly committed to our current mandate/goal of “Keeping The Flame Alive” for the sole purpose of achieving the final successful realization of the Never Forgotten National Memorial, and with that, in the creation of Mother Canada at that very same Green Cove site, and one that will forever be in the sanctity and the protection of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.



A warm welcome and please do take a moment to properly review the considerable amount of information that is available on this site.

A great deal of careful attention, planning and research has gone into its creation, and we sincerely hope that you will passionately agree, as we do, that there is indeed an absolutely vital need for this national memorial to be proudly built on Canadian soil.

If so, then we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to contact your local MP to clearly express your strong personal support and enthusiasm for the successful realization of the Never Forgotten National Memorial, and with that, in the patriotic creation of Mother Canada at the Green Cove site, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.