Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney Meets Veterans at Maison Paul-Triquet

Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney and the Honourable Gilles Lamontagne (R) paid a visit to Veterans at Maison Paul-Triquet in Québec City in honour of Veterans' Week. They were accompanied by Veteran Albert Thériault (L) (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, shared a meal with the Veterans living at Maison Paul-Triquet today as part of Veterans' Week.

"During Veterans' Week, Canadians take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in Canada's military," said Minister Blaney. "Today, I had the great privilege of spending time with the Veterans at Maison Paul-Triquet. They are some of our country's greatest heroes, and I think it is important to take the time to thank them. I very much appreciate the warm and friendly welcome the residents and staff at Maison Paul-Triquet gave me."

This year marks significant historical military milestones with the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 95th anniversary of the capture of Passchendaele and the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans' Week.

This Veterans' Week, take time to remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at veterans.gc.ca.

Image with caption: "Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney and the Honourable Gilles Lamontagne (R) paid a visit to Veterans at Maison Paul-Triquet in Québec City in honour of Veterans' Week. They were accompanied by Veteran Albert Thériault (L) (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121109_C6789_PHOTO_EN_20466.jpg

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

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