Together We Stand is the creation of Rick and Lillian Ekstein of Thornhill, ON. Proud first-generation Canadians whose families were victims of the Holocaust, the Eksteins are passionate in their belief that Canada is the best country in the world. After a 40 year career in the lumber industry, Rick and Lillian decided it was time to give back to the country that had been so good to them, identifying the Canadian Armed Forces as the most respected industry in Canada. Looking around the military landscape, they quickly realized that while there are a number of respected and successful military focused organizations that exist, none placed any emphasis on the families that remained at home while the active members were in harm’s way. Mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, sisters and brothers… these families are the strength behind the uniform, keeping things running on the home front, so their loved ones can focus on being effective and efficient in the line of duty.
They are deeply appreciative of the sacrifices that members of the military and their families make daily to preserve the freedoms of Canadians at home and abroad.