Minister of State (Finance) Ted Menzies announces funding at dedication ceremony for new War Memorial in Longview

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 inquiries: 
Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468


Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649


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