MONTRÉAL, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of La Francophonie, the Honourable Claude Carignan, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, will mark the 70th anniversary of the turning point of the Battle of the Atlantic at a wreath-laying ceremony in Montréal.
|Location:||Clock Tower, Old Port of Montréal|
|Date:||Sunday, May 5, 2013|
For more information on the Battle of the Atlantic and commemorative events in your area,
please visit veterans.gc.ca.
Note to editors: Although the Battle of the Atlantic was fought from 1939 until 1945, May 1943 has been recognized as the date of the turning point in the battle when the Allied forces finally gained the upper hand and managed to "turn the tide" against the German U-boat threat. However, the battle went on until May 1945 and wasn't over until the last day of the war in Europe (V-E Day). This being said, VAC recognizes the turning point, hence the 70th anniversary of the battle, in 2013.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs