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Heartfelt Letter of Thanks

Matt Manor

AGM Dinner and Dance with Jennifer Elliott

 

This letter was received this morning from Matt Manor who is the spouse of our very own Jennifer Elliott. This is the first AGM for Jenny and with Matt's kind permission, I wanted to share this letter with all of you. You are free to share as deemed appropriate.

Jack Briscoe

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Good Afternoon Jack,

I wanted to reach out and thank you and the whole RCMP Vets organization for a wonderful evening. I really enjoyed myself as well as meeting Jenny’s colleagues in a formal, yet ‘loose’ setting. Everyone looked wonderful, the entertainment was amazing, and the food was delicious. The pipe band’s rendition of Amazing Grace was particularly moving.

I was amazed on how big of a deal it is and the amount of organization it requires. I was inspired by the camaraderie, brotherhood (women included), and solid bond that is never wavered, not even with retirement, old age, loss of life, or large geographical gaps. I truly see now that being in the RCMP organization is not only about being an officer during the time you serve, but being part of a tight-knit family with the strongest bonds and a lengthy Canadian heritage, even well after active duty. I consider myself to be quite privileged to have taken part and witness it. This was an event that clearly exemplified why Canada is one of the greatest countries in the World and I look forward to evangelising my experience with others, especially foreigners and visitors.

Additionally, I would like to extend my sincerest thoughts and prayers with you and the entire RCMP family on this sombre day.

Again, a heartfelt thank you from your honoured guest and proud Canadian,

Matt Manor