The Honourable Rob Moore announces support for commemorative projects
HAMPTON, NB, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Regional Minister for New Brunswick, today announced Government of Canada funding for two projects to pay tribute to Canada's brave men and women who have served in uniform. Minister Moore made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The Village of Grande Anse (website available in French only) received $950 for its Remembrance Day 2014 event. Held on November 9, this special event included a remembrance ceremony and wreath laying in recognition of the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 will receive $2,170 for the Commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic, which will be held on November 10 in Caraquet, New Brunswick. In addition to a wreath-laying ceremony, information and history on the Battle of the Atlantic will be shared, followed by a presentation of commemorative plaques to Veterans of the battle.
- Today's funding announcement represents over $3,000, through Veteran's Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for these two community-led New Brunswick projects.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided more than $13 million, through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for projects that recognize Veterans and those who died in service.
- During the month of November, Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed to make our world a safer place. Learn more at veterans.gc.ca/iremember.
"Honouring and commemorating the heroic acts of generations of men and women who have served our nation is a duty bestowed on all Canadians. Our Government is pleased to support organizations that pay tribute to our Veterans' service and sacrifices."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"The memory of our brave Veterans who sacrificed and served will not be forgotten. Their selfless acts continue to live on through these organizations' unique tributes to remembrance and for that, I thank them."
The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Regional Minister for New Brunswick
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Ashlee Smith, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468