Frenchman Butte Legion Cenotaph to be Restored

Gerry Ritz Announces Funding to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 (Frenchman Butte)

FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 (Frenchman Butte) will receive funding through the Veterans Affairs Canada Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program to restore the Frenchman Butte Legion Cenotaph. The funding announcement was made today by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, on behalf of Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.

The cenotaph is a focal point in the community and for remembrance activities. A damaged plaque on the cenotaph will be replaced with a new bronze plaque with raised lettering.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's commemorative activities and programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.

Quick Facts

  • Across the country, there are more than 6,000 local cenotaphs/monuments dedicated to Canada's war dead and Veterans. #ShowYouRemember
  • Cenotaphs/monuments are places of remembrance, reflection and thanks for those who have served Canada. #ShowYourThanks
  • The Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps groups/organizations ensure our memorials are conserved to the highest standard.
  • Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program 2014 application deadlines: April 1, July 2, October 1.

Quotes

"Restoring this cenotaph ensures that the sacrifices and stories of our Veterans and men and women in uniform are shared with future generations. Our Government is proud to support the RCL Branch 183 in their ongoing remembrance efforts in the community. "

Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster

"As Canadians, it is our sacred duty to remember and honour Veterans and those who serve Canada before all else. Memorials inspire individuals and communities to remember and recognize those who sacrificed so much for the peace and freedom we enjoy today."

Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs

""The Frenchman Butte Legion would like to extend our thank you to Minister Gerry Ritz and the Government of Canada for the donation toward the restoration of our Legion's cenotaph."

Rudy Buchta, Secretary for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 (Frenchman Butte)

Associated Link

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 (Frenchman Butte)

SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Joshua Zanin
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468