The Honourable Julian Fantino participates in annual remembrance ceremony
VAUGHAN, ON, Oct., 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, today joined local Veterans and the community to honour Canada's brave men and women at the annual Beechwood Cemetery Remembrance Day Service.
At today's ceremony, the Minister laid a wreath on behalf of the Government of Canada and highlighted the importance of remembering and honouring Veterans this Remembrance Day. To mark the occasion, a Canadian flag was placed on the gravesites of the more than 2,000 Veterans buried at the cemetery.
The Minister also paid tribute to Canadian Armed Forces members, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who were recently the targets of fatal terror attacks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario.
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- For the past 25 years, the members of Branch 414 of the Royal Canadian Legion have proudly led the organization of the annual Beechwood Cemetery Remembrance Day Service for Veterans.
- During the month of November, the Government of Canada encourages Canadians to honour our brave men and women by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, thanking Veterans, wearing a poppy, and sharing a story about a loved one who has served.
"Our cherished way of life that we hold so dear is owed in large part to the generations of courageous men and women that we honour here today. We must never forget the heavy price that they paid to defend and protect our shared values of peace, freedom and democracy."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada
- Mount Pleasant Group Cemeteries and Funeral Centres
- World Wars Commemoration
- I Remember: veterans.gc.ca/iremember
- The Royal Canadian Legion
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