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Pallett Valo partner to head veterans’ organization

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 11:06 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

Ray Mikkola, a partner and the head of the corporate commercial division at the Mississauga, Ont.-based business law firm Pallett Valo LLP has been elected as national president of the Last Post Fund.

The Last Post Fund is a a not-for-profit corporation established in 1909 that has arranged for the burials of over 150,000 indigent veterans in Canada, with a network of volunteers across Canada. Its Veterans Affairs Canada funeral and burial program provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied veterans. In addition, it supports other initiatives designed to honour the memory of Canadian and Allied veterans.

Mikkola is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who retired with the rank of lieutenant-colonel and was commanding officer of the 7th Toronto Regiment, R.C.A.

“We are proud to support Ray as he takes on this new role as the national president of the Last Post Fund which will, we are sure, thrive under Ray’s steady leadership,” said Pallett Valo’s managing partner John Russo.