TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian soldiers and soldiers from other
countries killed during the First World War will be honoured through an
important commemoration project, thanks to support from the Government
of Canada. This was announced today by Bernard Trottier, Member of
Parliament (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), on behalf of the Honourable
James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The International Churchill Society Canada will receive funding to
develop the Canadian component of an international commemoration
project. The World Remembers Centennial Project aims to mark the
centennial of the First World War (1914-1918) and to honour the fallen
by projecting each of their names onto monuments or buildings in Ottawa
and other Canadian cities.
"Our Government is proud to honour those who fought for Canada during
the First World War and paid the ultimate sacrifice," said Minister
Moore. "Commemorations like this immortalize their heroic service, and
honouring them is an essential part of our history."
"It is important to recognize the achievements and sacrifices our
soldiers made and to honour their contribution to our country," said
Mr. Trottier. "Powerful projects like this one give us an opportunity
to reflect upon and remember the great debt we owe to our nation's
"The International Churchill Society is extremely grateful for the
support of the Government of Canada," said Terrence Reardon, Vice
Chairman of the Society. "The contribution to The World Remembers
Centennial Project will give Canadians an opportunity to gain a deeper
appreciation for those who have served and those who continue to serve
Canada in times of war, military conflict, and peace."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $31,430 through the Commemorate Canada component of the Department of Canadian Heritage's Celebration and Commemoration Program. This component provides financial support to initiatives of national
significance that commemorate various aspects of Canadian history.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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