Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong announces funding for commemorative ceremony
BASS RIVER, NS, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, today announced Government of Canada support for the Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park Society's Remembrance Day service. MP Armstrong made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The traditional ceremony will include a colour party, Last Post, prayers, speeches and the laying of wreaths. Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the West Colchester Consolidated school for all in attendance.
- The Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park Society is receiving $1,885 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 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 sacrifices."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"It is important that Canadians always remember the sacrifices made by our service men and women to protect our country and our freedom. I thank the Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park Society for its continued dedication and efforts to ensure that we never forget."
Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley
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