OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, Senator and Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, and Member of Parliament Gregg Kerr, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, for a wreath-laying ceremony paying tribute to Canadian Veterans at the National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
"During Veterans' Week, we pay tribute to all Canadian Veterans and continue to honour those who serve our country today," said Minister Blaney. "The Government of Canada is dedicated to commemorating the sacrifices and achievements of the brave Canadians whose legacy is the peace and security we continue to enjoy today."
This year marks significant historical military milestones with the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 95th anniversary of the capture of Passchendaele and the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans' Week.
This Veterans' Week, take time to remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at veterans.gc.ca.
Image with caption: "Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney and Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams laid a wreath this morning during a remembrance ceremony with the Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs and the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121106_C5207_PHOTO_EN_20238.jpg
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs