OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, today launched 30 Days, 30 Reasons - a social media campaign leading up to Remembrance Day on November 11,
2013. As part of the annual Remembrance Campaign, Veterans Affairs
Canada will use social media to engage Canadians in remembering the
sacrifices and achievements of Canada's Veterans.
"By getting Canadians involved over the coming weeks, we're building
awareness in remembrance activities, helping to promote Canadian
history and preserving the memories of those who served Canada so
proudly in uniform," said Minister Fantino. "Beginning today, until
November 11, Canadians will have an opportunity every day to recognize
the importance of remembering Veterans who served Canada in times of
war, military conflict and peace."
Each year, Canada marks Veterans' Week from November 5 to 11. Veterans'
Week is a time to honour and remember all those who served and continue
to serve in times of war, military conflict and peace. This year, the
campaign challenge is to "Show You Remember."
Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, Canadians can show they
remember by posting photos, videos, and messages using the hashtags
#ShowYouRemember and #ShowYourThanks.
"Encouraging remembrance is an important responsibility that our
Government takes very seriously," said Minister Fantino. "Along with
ongoing efforts to provide services and support to Veterans and their
families, we also work to commemorate the sacrifices and achievements
of those whose legacy is the peace and security we continue to enjoy
today. I invite all Canadians to join together in honouring those who
Beginning October 21, new national television and online advertisements
will honour Canada's Veterans. Through the use of advertising and
social media, the Government of Canada encourages Canadians to remember
and show their thanks to Canada's Veterans.
For more information on Veterans' Week, visit veterans.gc.ca.
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
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs