Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation presented to six recipients from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
OTTAWA, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians from every walk of life provide outstanding volunteer service to Veterans, their communities and their country. Since 2002, over 1,050 Canadians have been formally recognized for their service to Veterans with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.
Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to six recipients from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to recognize their outstanding contributions to Veterans, their communities and their country:
- Jonathan Andrew Donaldson
- Jules Drouin M.M.M. C.D.
- Janet Marie Gaylord
- Gilles LeVasseur O.Ont, C.D.
- Jeffrey Lura C.D.
- Shirley O'Connell
The Commendation is awarded annually to exceptional Canadians who have contributed in a distinguished manner to the care and well-being of Veterans and/or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.
"It is an honour to formally recognize these individuals for their outstanding contributions to Veterans. Their actions have made a lasting and positive impact on their communities and our country. I congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition and I invite everyone to nominate people in their community who have done great work to support Canada's Veterans and are deserving of this recognition."
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
- 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.
- Recipients can be nominated by peers, family members or other Veterans.
- The Commendation is intended primarily for Veterans, but may be awarded to non-Veterans.
- The Commendation consists of a certificate, a lapel pin for civilian wear and a bar for wear with decorations.
- The design is a gold maple leaf resting on a red poppy—a flower long associated with the sacrifices of war—with the Royal Crown on the top of the pin.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
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