40 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2016 40 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 BUICK GMC BUICK GMC 10 Vanedward Drive, Port Perry 905-985-8474 www.gusbrownportperry.com To everyone who has served our country – THANK YOU! walk to Palmer Park on Canada Day, and he will be a proud participant at the annual Veteran’s Dinner on November 3 and the Remembrance Day service on November 11. Vince moved on with his life af- ter the wars, had another daughter, Victoria, and pursued a new career path. Now he works as a fire inspec- tor in Richmond Hill. But Vince still honours his past military career by being true to the Legion. “The Legion is the official group to stick up for veterans,” Vince reminds us. “And the Legion couldn’t survive without civilian volunteers.” He encourages everyone to join his or her local branch. “You don’t have to be a veteran or a family mem- ber of a veteran to join the Legion,” he pointed out. There are many fun and social activities offered by the lo- cal Legion, he noted, including darts, euchre and shuffleboard. “The Legion has the mandate to take care of veterans…but things have changed now,” Vince says. There used to be lifelong pensions, for example. Vince has talked to MPs about chang- ing policies to do a better job of caring for today’s veterans. A resident of Whitby at the pres- ent time, Vince decided to join the Legion in his hometown of Port Perry, where he grew up. He also plans to move back here one day. Meanwhile, he continues to give back to the community by serving as a Legion member – just another way for a veteran to continue to serve. By Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugog Vince Tripp, 2016 Vince Tripp, Tom Rowett and Barb Doupe during the 2017 veterans parade. Army Sgt.Vince Tripp (continued from page 39)