MOUNT HOPE, ON, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West–Glanbrook, today announced Government of Canada support for a Remembrance Day ceremony presented by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. MP Allison made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
On November 11, the Museum's annual Remembrance Day service will include a guest speaker, as well as performances by the Redeemer College Choir, the Salvation Army and a piper. There will also be a traditional wreath laying and, at 11:00 a.m., a vintage Second World War aircraft flypast will take place.
- The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is receiving $5,000 through Veteran's Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund for a Remembrance Day service.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has approved more than $13 million through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund for projects that recognize traditional and modern-day Canadian Veterans and those who died in service.
- 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.
"Honouring and commemorating the heroic acts of generations of men and women who have served our nation is a duty bestowed on all Canadians. Our Government is pleased to support organizations that pay tribute to our Veterans' service and sacrifice."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I want to thank the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for their ongoing dedication in providing commemorative ceremonies, such as this one, where we can come together to honour those who have served Canada. We must never forget the sacrifices that have been made by Canada's brave service men and women."
Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West–Glanbrook
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Ashlee Smith, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468