CHARLOTTETOWN, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Following the Remembrance Day
ceremony at the Charlottetown Cenotaph, community members are invited
to visit the atrium of the Daniel J. MacDonald Building. Veterans
Affairs Canada hosts this annual open house allowing the public a
chance to become familiar with the operation that supports and
commemorates Canada's Veterans.
Visitors are welcome to explore the displays in the atrium. On hand will
be participants from the Nijmegen Marches who conducted a remembrance
ceremony this past July at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and at
the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. As well, Veterans will be
demonstrating how to make poppies on the poppy machine. The Canada
Remembers Chorus will be singing, accompanied by Helen MacRae, Kenny
Downe and Alan Dowling.
Veterans, cadets and staff members will be on site to assist the public
2013 has been named the Year of the Korean Veteran, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Each year, from November 5 to
11, Canadians join in celebrating Veterans' Week.
During Veterans' Week, Canadians are encouraged to show they remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in their community, visiting a
local cenotaph or monument, sharing the story of a loved one who
served, and 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
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs