BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian
Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament
for Brampton-Springdale, honoured Sikh Veterans today at In Remembrance: The Sikhs, hosted by the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada.
"Our Government values and honours the contributions, accomplishments
and sacrifices of all Veterans, including Sikh Canadians who served
with bravery and distinction in times of war, conflict and peace," said
Minister Fantino. "During Veterans' Week, we pay tribute to all
Canadian Veterans and continue to honour those who serve our country
today in areas of conflict."
"Our Government is dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices and
achievements of the brave Canadians whose legacy is the peace and
security we continue to enjoy today," said PS Gill. "I congratulate
groups like the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada who continue to honour
those who have sacrificed courageously defending the ideals and values
we share as Canadians."
The Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada is an organization celebrating the
unique culture, history and legacy of Sikh Canadians and creating a
tribute to the historical significance of the Sikh community. Its
objectives are to educate Canadians on the heritage of the Sikhs
through exhibits and lectures.
This Veterans' Week, your challenge is to show you remember. Wearing a poppy, attending a local Remembrance Day ceremony and
changing your Facebook profile picture to a poppy are all ways to
remember and honour Veterans. Visit veterans.gc.ca/iremember to get interactive and share your thoughts or to find commemorative
events in your community.
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. For more
information on Canada's role in the Korean War, visit 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