The Honourable Julian Fantino attends Armistice Dinner in Woodbridge, Ontario
WOODBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, today attended Royal Canadian Legion Branch 414's Armistice Dinner in Woodbridge.
Among Veterans and Branch members, the Minister, an honourary member of Branch 414, highlighted the importance of remembrance and thanked the Branch members for their steadfast commitment and dedication to Canada's Veterans.
The Annual Armistice Dinner commemorates Remembrance Day and honours the brave Canadians who have served our country.
- Established in 1926, the Royal Canadian Legion is the largest Veterans' service organization in Canada. It promotes remembrance, notably through its Poppy Campaign, and provides support to meet the needs of Canadian communities.
- 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.
"At this time of year, it is our duty to pay homage to Canada's Veterans and remember their sacrifices and achievements. We must never forget that we owe a great debt to those who have protected the values we hold dear and who have defended—and continue to defend—our country."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan
"It is an honour to have welcomed Veterans Affairs Minister Fantino to the Armistice Dinner, held at MacKenzie Branch 414 of the Royal Canadian Legion, in Woodbridge. It is always a pleasure having him at our branch, where he is a member."
Jane Lowe, President of Branch 414, Royal Canadian Legion
- Remembrance : veterans.gc.ca/iremember
- Remembrance Day
- Branch 414 of the Royal Canadian Legion (Mackenzie)
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SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Barbara Mottram, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468