Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada
How will you remember?

How will you remember?

November 09, 2009 17:30 ET

Candlelight Ceremony Marks Veterans' Week 2009 in Halifax

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, marked Veterans' Week 2009 with a Candlelight Ceremony at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building.

"For generations, Canadian men and women have bravely stepped forward to serve Canada. They served with courage, with pride, and with compassion. When they finished their service, they returned home and helped build the peaceful, prosperous nation that Canada is today," said Minister Thompson. "These remarkable men and women are the reason we celebrate Veterans' Week."

During Veterans' Week 2009, from November 5 to 11, Veterans Affairs Canada is asking Canadians how will you remember? There are many ways to show support for our Veterans from attending a Remembrance Day Ceremony to visiting a local cenotaph or monument. Learn more at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

The largest and most recognized Veterans' facility in Atlantic Canada, the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building has been providing care and services to Canada's war Veterans since 1917. The facility is managed by the Capital District Health Authority and provides a full spectrum of care including long-term and palliative care, occupational therapy programs, pastoral care, psychology and recreation programs.

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