Local Man First to Receive Special Memorial Cross Licence Plate
The Memorial Cross is awarded to the family of a Canadian Armed Forces member who has died as a result of injuries suffered while in service to Canada.
The first person to receive a Memorial Cross Licence plate in B.C. is Ron McCully, whose son Matthew died while in Afghanistan.”This new licence plate is meaningful for my family, as this pays tribute to my son, Cpl. Matthew McCully,” said Ron McCully who thanked both the BC Government and ICBC for developing this special licence plate.
“This commemorative plate is a symbol of our heartfelt gratitude for the men and women who serve on our behalf and the families who love them” said MLA Shirley Bond.
Often referred to as the “Silver Cross” the Memorial Cross was created in 1919 and is granted to the loved ones of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have fallen in service, or whose death was attributed to their service. It is granted by the Government of Canada to up to three individuals that the military member had named.
Memorial Cross plates are only available to official Memorial Cross recipients and can be used on the recipients vehicle, or kept as a keepsake. There is no charge for this plate.
Official Memorial Cross recipients may request a B.C. Memorial Cross licence plate by contacting ICBC headquarters at 604 982-6467 or they can visit the website :