January 17, 2017
Comrade Frank Sullivan, President of the Newfoundland Labrador Command of the Royal Canadian Legion presented PAL Airlines with two prestigious Friendship Awards. The Friendship Award is intended to honour and recognize individuals and organizations who have rendered assistance, service or operation to the Legion beyond that which could normally be anticipated or expected. The award is bestowed upon organizations, other than the Legion, including other Veteran’s organizations, groups and service clubs within the community and individuals.
PAL Airlines has been recognized for their outstanding contribution in support of Veterans and Veteran’s based initiatives over the past year.
Comrade Sullivan presented two plaques: one from the Newfoundland Labrador Command and the other from the Dominion Command in Ottawa in recognition of PAL Airlines support of Veterans by offering free flights to Veterans and their families who wished to attend the 100th Anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel commemorations in St. John’s, recognizing Newfoundland and Labrador’s Memorial Day remembrance flower, the Forget Me Not, by having them displayed on their commercial aircraft and continuing to offer 20% discount to all serving and former members of the military in recognition of their service to their country.
Sullivan said, “It is imperative that we at the Legion recognize the contributions of the business community when they show commitment to our Veterans above and beyond what can be expected of them. PAL Airlines is truly a leader in Newfoundland and Labrador when it comes supporting our Veterans and I am sure that they will continue to lead the way.”
PAL Airlines is the first company in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive the Newfoundland Labrador Command Friendship Award.