On Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, Warrant Officer, Tim Aleman received a warm welcome as he returned to Ramara by ambulance after serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Along the route he was greeted by bright yellow ribbons, sunny spring weather, and smiling well-wishers. The contingent traveled along Highway 12 through Brechin, continued on to Orillia and eventually circled back to ultimately arrive at his Joyland Beach home.
Together, Rama and Ramara Fire departments constructed an archway to hoist the Canadian flag over the eastbound lanes of the bridge at the Atherley Narrows.
Local residents and business owners, school students and municipal staff gather in Brechin along Highway 12 to show their support for Tim Aleman.
Mayor Duffy and members of Ramara Fire & Rescue Services show their support as the ambulance approaches.
Supporters salute and wave as ambulance passes through Brechin.
Ambulance transports Tim Aleman through Brechin.