Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 12, 2007 12:45 ET

Canada's New Government Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration

WOODSTOCK, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, funding of $2,250 to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #11 (Woodstock). The funds were provided through the Veterans Affairs Canada Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program and used to restore the Woodstock Cenotaph.

"Monuments to Canada's heroes come in all shapes and sizes," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way our government is ensuring that our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

The event today officially unveiled the newly restored monument. Restoration work covered by Veterans Affairs Canada included repairing loose mortar, replacing the monument's walkways, and repairing and cleaning the monument.

"The Woodstock Cenotaph is such a beautiful monument to this community's heroes," said Mr. Allen. "This funding ensured that it was returned to its original glory, and that it can remain as a symbol of gratitude to our Veterans for years to come."

The 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 standard of care and dignity that they deserve.

To learn more about the project or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 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
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649