Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 02, 2008 11:10 ET

Federal Support to Revitalize Holyrood Cenotaph

HOLYROOD, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2008) - The Holyrood Cenotaph, which commemorates those who served in the armed forces of Great Britain and its Allies, will be revitalized with Government of Canada support.

Fabian Manning, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today a contribution to the Star of the Sea Association.

Funding of up to $16,000, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will help revitalize the area surrounding the monument located on Holyrood's main highway. The association will apply stone to the walls behind and beside the monument, along the walkway, and around all shrubs, poles and flower beds.

"We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have served our country in times of war and peace," said Minister Thompson. "Helping Canadians improve important sites such as the Holyrood Cenotaph is one way our Government continues to honour our service men and women."

"The Cenotaph Monument Restoration Program helps communities across Canada keep their memorials in the condition our nation's heroes deserve," said Mr. Manning. "I'm happy the program is able to help the Star of the Sea Association revitalize such a meaningful site."

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

To learn more about the program 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