Open House at Veterans Affairs Canada Marks Remembrance Day

CHARLOTTETOWN, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Following the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Charlottetown Cenotaph, community members are invited to visit the atrium of the Daniel J. MacDonald Building.  Veterans Affairs Canada hosts this annual open house allowing the public a chance to become familiar with the operation that supports and commemorates Canada's Veterans.

Visitors are welcome to explore the displays in the atrium. On hand will be participants from the Nijmegen Marches who conducted a remembrance ceremony this past July at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. As well, Veterans will be demonstrating how to make poppies on the poppy machine. The Canada Remembers Chorus will be singing, accompanied by Helen MacRae, Kenny Downe and Alan Dowling.

Veterans, cadets and staff members will be on site to assist the public with displays.

2013 has been named the Year of the Korean Veteran, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join in celebrating Veterans' Week.

During Veterans' Week, Canadians are encouraged to show they remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in their community, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing the story of a loved one who served, and wearing a poppy with pride. Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at veterans.gc.ca.

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

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


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