Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans


Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation presented at a ceremony in Halifax

HALIFAX, July 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Canada's Veterans:

  • Carl Scovil Brown, Hampton, NB
  • Darryl Cook, Bridgewater, NS
  • Arnold Robert Garron, Yarmouth, NS
  • George Wesley Grant, Lawrencetown, NS
  • Debbie Lowther, Dartmouth, NS
  • Edward A. Oursien, Beaverbrook, NB
  • Joseph S. Savoy, Sydney, NS
  • Michael Simmonds, Pictou, NS

Through their efforts, these citizens provide invaluable support to the Veteran community, promoting greater awareness of the sacrifices and achievements of Canada's Veterans and dedicating themselves to Veteran care.

Quick facts

  • The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by Warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The governing policies call for it to be "...awarded to individuals who have performed commendable service to the Veteran community or individuals who represent commendable role models for their fellow Veterans."
  • The Commendation consists of a certificate, a lapel pin for civilian wear and a bar for wear with decorations.


"The individuals recognized today have provided immeasurable contributions to the well-being of Canada's Veterans. I applaud their dedication and devotion in proudly serving our Veterans. Their work leaves a positive impact in our communities to allow for the greatest levels of care we can provide."
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

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SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Sarah McMaster, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468


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