BC unveils Memorial Cross licence plates

By James Peters
November 10, 2016 - 11:08am

VANCOUVER — New BC licence plates will soon start to turn up on the province's streets and highways, but only for a select few.

The commemorative licence plates will be available to British Columbians who have been awarded the Memorial Cross, which is given to family members of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have died in the line of duty.

Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced the new plates while awarding the first one to Ron McCully, whose son Matthew passed away in the line of service.

"I know I speak for all British Columbians when I say just how proud we are of our troops," said Stone. "We're grateful for the sacrifices these men and women make for our province and our country."

Those who have received a Memorial Cross can request a special licence plate by contacting ICBC headquarters in Vancouver.

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