Since learning to play the bugle at the age of 13, Anthony (Tony) Beresford has performed at numerous military events, ceremonies and parades, as well as for such organizations as the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping. His dedication has made him a cornerstone within his community. On October 1st, Tony was honoured with a quilt through the Quilts of Valour – Canada Society. Beresford, a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, received a quilt for injuries sustained while an active member in the forces. Nick Hereygers, representing the society, presented the quilt to Beresford. All quilt recipients are nominated. Quilts of Valour says the quilts are a hug from a grateful nation and a tribute to an injured Canadian Armed Forces member, past or present. The society says its mission is to ensure that all Canadian military members, past and present who are ill or injured as a result of their service and sacrifice to our country, are recognized and honoured with a Quilt of Valour. Learn more about the organization here:

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