BRAMALEA, ON, Nov. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian
Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament
for Brampton-Springdale today joined members of Branch 609 of the Royal
Canadian Legion (Bramalea) and local Veterans to remember and honour
the fallen at their annual Remembrance Day Service and Parade.
"Our Government understands that the freedoms we enjoy today are a
precious gift given to us by those who have served and continue to
serve Canada on land, at sea and in the air," said Minister Fantino.
"Thanks to the service and sacrifices of our Veterans we are the heirs
to a peace and security that we refuse to take for granted."
"On behalf of all Bramptonians, I offer our thanks to members of RCL
Branch 609 for their efforts in passing the torch of remembrance on to
future generations," said Parliamentary Secretary Gill. "Our community
may be diverse, but we are all united in standing behind our men and
women in uniform who defend our shared democratic values of peace,
freedom and the rule of law."
Like Canadians across the country have been doing throughout this
Veterans' Week, local residents took the time to pay tribute to
Canada's Veterans and show their thanks to currently serving members of
the Canadian Armed Forces. The Remembrance Day service was held at
Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park Memorial, where Parliamentary Secretary Gill laid a wreath on
behalf of the Government of Canada and took part in the parade march
with Veterans and Legion members.
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/iremember to get interactive and share your thoughts, or to find commemorative
events in your community.
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. For more
information on Canada's role in the Korean War, visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs