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Local Man First to Receive Special Memorial Cross Licence Plate

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 10:43 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The Province  of BC  has  unveiled  a new licence plate,  one that is only available to those who are recipients of the Memorial Cross.memorial-cross-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 :


Nice plate, too bad you can’t put it on your vehicle for fear of some ass clown stealing it.


That is great. Thank you Cpl. McCully for your service. May you rest in peace.


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