OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With Veterans' Week fast approaching, the
Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today marked
the official launch of the 2013 National Remembrance Advertising
Campaign. Starting today, Canadians will see television and online
advertisements that honour Canada's Veterans and call on all Canadians
to remember those who served and continue to serve in times of war,
military conflict and peace.
"As Canadians, we share a deep sense and pride and gratitude for those
who stood up to defend freedom, democracy and the rule of law," said
Minister Fantino. "I encourage all Canadians to show they remember
their commitment to Canada by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony,
visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing a story about a loved
one who served, thanking Veterans in person or online, and wearing a
poppy with pride."
Each year, Canada marks Veterans' Week from November 5 to 11. This year,
the campaign challenges you to "Show You Remember." Through the use of advertising and social media networks, Veterans
Affairs Canada is encouraging Canadians to participate in remembrance
activities online and in person with their family, friends and
Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, Canadians can show they remember by posting photos, videos and
messages using the hashtags #ShowYouRemember and #ShowYourThanks.
To watch the television ad, visit http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/video-gallery/video/10216.
For more information on Veterans' Week, visit veterans.gc.ca/iremember.
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.
Veterans Affairs Canada's support and services offer the right care at
the right time to achieve the best results for Veterans and their
families. Find out more at veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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