OTTAWA, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, on the occasion of International Women's Day, paid tribute to all those Canadian women who have played a role in our military history over the past hundred years and more.
"Canada's military history has been marked by women who have been prepared to make sacrifices to serve the country, both at home and abroad, from our early years as a nation to the World Wars, the Korean War, Afghanistan and peace support operations and other military deployments far and wide.
"Whether participating in the war effort as civilians or as members of the Canadian Armed Forces, they have made their mark on history from the time of the 1885 North-West Rebellion right up to the present.
"Their determination and ability to overcome obstacles have enabled Canadian women to take part in our country's military efforts and to be represented now in all facets of the Canadian Armed Forces. Today, we salute them for their incredible dedication to our nation."
Visit veterans.gc.ca to find videos and resources about the contributions of Canadian women.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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