Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 08, 2007 15:30 ET

Canada's New Government Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration in New Maryland, New Brunswick

NEW MARYLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a $25,000 contribution to the New Maryland Community Support Group Inc. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Canadian Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help restore and conserve the local cenotaph in New Maryland, New Brunswick.

"Cenotaphs are more than just stone and mortar. They represent sacrifice and honour," said Minister Thompson. "This is why Canada(s New Government continues to provide support for cenotaph and monument restoration in communities from coast to coast to coast."

The cenotaph in New Maryland, New Brunswick, is dedicated to those men and women of the New Maryland area who served, fought and died for their country.

The Canadian Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program helps communities across Canada to preserve the memory of those who have served our country. Through partnerships with community groups and local organizations, the cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, war dead and significant events, are maintained with the highest standard of care and dignity that they deserve.

To learn more about the project or to apply for funding, call 1-800-443-0394 or visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Gerald A. Lefebvre
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649