HAMILTON, ON, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven
Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lisa Raitt,
Minister of Labour, joined employees and management of U.S. Steel
Canada Inc., Hamilton Works, for a Remembrance Day ceremony and
cenotaph rededication. Canadians across the country are taking the time
to remember and honour Veterans during Veterans' Week 2012, from
November 5 to 11.
"Veterans' Week is a time when Canadians honour those who have
sacrificed to defend Canada's values of freedom and democracy," said
Minister Blaney. "They have earned the recognition of all Canadians. We
must remember all Canadian Veterans and continue to honour those who
This year marks significant historical military milestones with the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Each year, from November 5 to 11,
Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans' Week.
"Building new war memorials and restoring cenotaphs and monuments can
inspire a renewed sense of remembrance and pride in a community," said
Minister Raitt. "It is gratifying to know that younger generations will
continue to have a special place, like the newly restored USSC Wilcox
Building War Vets Cenotaph, to reflect on our country's proud military
U. S. Steel Canada Inc. hosted a Remembrance Day service where the
cenotaph was formally rededicated to honour the war Veterans who served
in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War.
The memorial was originally dedicated in 1959 to honour the more than
2,000 employees of the Steel Company of Canada who served during the
Second World War and to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in
service to our great country. The memorial underwent a substantial
renovation in 2012. Each year, hundreds of U.S. Steel Canada Inc.
employees are joined by Veterans and honoured guests to pay tribute to
our service men and women—both past and present.
This Veterans' Week, take time to remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or
monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a
poppy with pride. Learn more and find remembrance events and activities
in your area at veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Senior Communications Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Office of the Minister of Labour