Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendations presented by the Honourable Erin O'Toole at ceremony in Fredericton
FREDERICTON, June 19, 2015 The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following New Brunswick residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Military Veterans:
- Arden Braun (Posthumous), Millville
- Carolyn Braun, Millville
- Brenda Chapman, Lakeville Corner
- Merle Chapman, Lakeville Corner
- Thomas Eagles, Plaster Rock
- Jean Gaudet, Dieppe
- Stanley Graham, Maple Ridge
- Clarence Harquail, Dalhousie
- Robert Martin, Woodstock
- Harold McDade, McAdam
- Jason Meade, Swan Creek
- Evelyn (Betty) Powell, Lincoln
- Donald Thériault, Saint-Quentin
- Carl Williams, Upper Woodstock
- Harold Wright, Saint John
Through volunteer efforts, these citizens provide invaluable support to the Armed Forces Veteran community, promoting greater awareness of the sacrifices and achievements of Canada's military Veterans, and dedicating themselves to Veteran care.
- The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
"It is heartening to see in our communities such commitment to military Veterans and passion for remembrance. The selfless individuals being recognized today understand the tremendous contributions of our Armed Forces Veterans, and have chosen an important way to express their gratitude."
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Martin Magnan, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468