OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, and Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined members of the House of
Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs and parliamentarians for
a wreath-laying ceremony paying tribute to Canadian Veterans.
The commemorative ceremony was held at the National War Memorial and
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Government of Canada recently
announced that next year the National War Memorial will be rededicated
to the memory of all men and women who fought for our country.
"Veterans' Week is a time when all Canadians take time to honour the
sacrifices of the brave men and women who gave so much to defend our
values of freedom and democracy," said Minister Fantino. "We must
remember all Canadian Veterans and honour the men and women who
continue to serve today."
"The Government of Canada is dedicated to honouring those Canadians
whose legacy is the peace and security we continue to enjoy today,"
said Parliamentary Secretary Gill. "This Veterans' Week, we are asking
Canadians to show they remember the amazing men and women who
sacrificed so much for us."
This Veterans' Week, your challenge is to show you remember. Wearing a poppy, attending a local Remembrance Day ceremony and
changing your Facebook profile picture to a poppy are all ways to
remember and honour Veterans. Visit veterans.gc.ca to get interactive and share your thoughts or to find commemorative
events in your community.
For more information about commemorative events in your area, visit veterans.gc.ca/iremember.
2013 is the Year of the Korean War Veteran—Canada proudly remembers the
heroes of the Korean War and their brave fight to defend the Republic
of Korea and uphold freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
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Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs