LONGVIEW, AB, Sept. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven
Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Ted Menzies,
Minister of State (Finance) and Member of Parliament for Macleod, today
announced a contribution of up to $3,634 toward the dedication ceremony
of the new Legacy Memorial Gardens in honour of military Veterans,
serving military and 9-1-1 personnel.
"Building new war memorials can inspire a renewed sense of remembrance
and pride in a community," said Minister Blaney. "This is why our
Government is proud to support projects that help honour the sacrifices
of Canada's Veterans and service men and women."
"Our war memorials are powerful reminders of the sacrifices that
generations of Canadians have made for the peace and freedom we enjoy
today," said Minister of State Menzies. "Our Government also commends
the Village of Longview for its commitment to this project that honours
the legacy of the brave men and women who served our country."
The Village of Longview will receive a total of $8,314 toward this
project and ceremony—up to $4,680 through Veterans Affairs Canada's
Community War Memorial Program and up to $3,634 through the Community
Engagement Partnership Fund.
The project will include the construction of a new memorial
commemorating those who died in Canadian military service and those
Veterans who served Canada as peacekeepers. The new memorial will be
installed in front of the Village of Longview's municipal office.
Applications for the Community War Memorial Program and the Community
Engagement Partnership Fund are accepted throughout the year.
Non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations
delivering remembrance activities and events may be eligible for
funding. To learn more about Veterans Affairs Canada's programs,
services and funding programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs