BEACONSFIELD, QC, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable
Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Senator Larry Smith
announced a financial contribution of up to $50,000 for the
Beaconsfield War Memorial, dedicated to the men and women who have
served and sacrificed in all of Canada's military operations. This
funding is provided through the Community War Memorial Program.
"It is our duty to remember and pay tribute to all men and women who
serve Canada so selflessly," mentioned Minister Fantino. "The memorials
built across Canada reflect our gratitude and respect toward the
accomplishments and sacrifices made by this nation's bravest citizens
at home and abroad."
The Heroes Park project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014. The memorial will
be the central element of this new park commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War and honouring all local men and
women who served Canada. Complementing the memorial, the Paths of
Heroes will recognize police, firefighters and other first responders
who have also served and sacrificed in service to the community.
"I am pleased to be here today to honor local men and women who have
fought for our freedom and for all those who dedicate their lives to
serve and protect," said Senator Smith. "We believe that this memorial,
and others like it throughout the country, will bring awareness to
young and old on the importance of remembering the courage and
sacrifices of our heroes."
Through the Community War Memorial Program, the Government of Canada is
fulfilling its commitment to further commemorate the courage and
sacrifices of our Veterans and members of our armed forces by bringing
communities together to build new cenotaphs and monuments.
Applications to this program can be submitted at any time during the
year and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Interested non-profit
groups and other organizations may be eligible for funding.
For more information, please visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
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