Minister Lynne Yelich announces support for Veterans Appreciation and Military Service Pin Ceremony in Saskatoon
SASKATOON, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, today announced Government of Canada support for the Veterans Appreciation and Military Service Pin Ceremony to honour the service and sacrifices of Veterans. Minister Yelich made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Presented by the Saskatoon Poppy Campaign, Veterans from Royal Canadian Legion Branches 78 and 362 will receive a Military Service Pin by Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
- The Saskatoon Poppy Campaign is receiving $1,175, through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund, for a Veterans Appreciation and Military Service Pin Ceremony.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved 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
"I commend the work of the Saskatoon Poppy Campaign in fostering remembrance through its ongoing activities. The Veterans Appreciation and Military Service Pin Ceremony is a unique event that honours and recognizes local Veterans for their service and sacrifices."
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap
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