MP Larry Maguire announces funding for Commonwealth Air Training Plan
BRANDON, MB, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian
Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Larry Maguire, Member of
Parliament for Brandon-Souris, today announced Government of Canada
support to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum for the new RCAF
WWII Memorial, They Grew Not Old.
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum will complete the Memorial
Wall, a project which began in 2010. The wall serves as a tribute in
memory of air force members who made the ultimate sacrifice during the
Second World War and features the names of more than 18,000 fallen
commonwealth airmen and airwomen.
Funding for this initiative is provided through the Cenotaph/Monument
Restoration Program. Through this program, the Government of Canada
works in partnership with not-for-profit and private-sector
organizations on projects related to the restoration, repair or
expansion of an existing monument that commemorates Canadian Veterans
or war dead.
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum will receive $25,000 through
Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program.
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided almost $4.5 million
through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program to ensure that cenotaphs and monuments to Canada's Veterans and war
dead are conserved.
Across Canada, there are more than 6,000 local cenotaphs and monuments
dedicated to Canada's war dead and Veterans. #ShowYouRemember
"Our government is proud to support projects such as the RCAF WWII
Memorial. The Memorial, They Grew Not Old, provides an ongoing tribute to those who have served and made the
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"As Canadians, it is our duty to honour and remember those who have
served. The volunteers at the Air Commonwealth Training Plan Museum
should be commended for their hard work and for keeping our history
alive. Memorials, such as this one, will ensure that our fallen
comrades will always be remembered."
Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris
"On behalf of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, I would like to
thank the Government of Canada for its support in making this memorial
possible. Our community and all Canadians now have a fitting permanent
tribute, honouring all Commonwealth servicemen and women who lost their
lives during the Second World War."
Stephen Hayter, Executive Director, Commonwealth Air Training Plan
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada