Minister of Veterans Affairs honours four Islanders for outstanding contributions to Canada's Veterans
The Honourable Julian Fantino presents Commendations at a ceremony in Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today presented commendations to the following Prince Edward Island residents for their exemplary service to Veterans:
- Byron Clow of Meadowbank
- Margaret MacKinnon of Cornwall
- William Minnis of Belfast
- Darrach Murray of Kensington
Through their volunteer efforts, these dedicated individuals have contributed to the well-being of Veterans in their communities by serving on committees and boards, planning and coordinating events, creating awareness of Veterans' sacrifices and achievements, and providing care and comfort to Veterans.
- The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
"It is a privilege to recognize the selfless efforts of these Islanders who have generously given of their time and energy to support and care for our Veterans. Their exemplary contributions are indicative of the enormous respect and gratitude that are shared by all Canadians for the men and women who have served in uniform."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"Prince Edward Islanders will be forever grateful to those who have fought for our values and freedom. We owe so much to our men and women in service of our country. I am thankful to the people who work to recognize their dedication and sacrifices."
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
- Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation – VAC website
SOURCE Veterans Affairs CanadaFor further information: Barbara Mottram, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468