BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale, honoured Sikh Veterans today at In Remembrance: The Sikhs, hosted by the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada.
"Our Government values and honours the contributions, accomplishments and sacrifices of all Veterans, including Sikh Canadians who served with bravery and distinction in times of war, conflict and peace," said Minister Fantino. "During Veterans' Week, we pay tribute to all Canadian Veterans and continue to honour those who serve our country today in areas of conflict."
"Our Government is dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices and achievements of the brave Canadians whose legacy is the peace and security we continue to enjoy today," said PS Gill. "I congratulate groups like the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada who continue to honour those who have sacrificed courageously defending the ideals and values we share as Canadians."
The Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada is an organization celebrating the unique culture, history and legacy of Sikh Canadians and creating a tribute to the historical significance of the Sikh community. Its objectives are to educate Canadians on the heritage of the Sikhs through exhibits and lectures.
This Veterans' Week, your challenge is to show you remember. Wearing a poppy, attending a local Remembrance Day ceremony and changing your Facebook profile picture to a poppy are all ways to remember and honour Veterans. Visit veterans.gc.ca/iremember to get interactive and share your thoughts or to find commemorative events in your community.
2013 is the Year of the Korean War Veteran—Canada proudly remembers the heroes of the Korean War and their brave fight to defend the Republic of Korea and uphold freedom, democracy and the rule of law. For more information on Canada's role in the Korean War, visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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