Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 22, 2007 15:35 ET

Government of Canada Announces Funding for Cenotaph and Memorial Restoration

ST. GEORGE'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, a contribution of up to $4,135 to The Royal Canadian Legion, St. George's Branch #38. The funds, provided through Veterans Affairs Canada equals s Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, will be used to help rehabilitate the St. George's Cenotaph.

"We owe a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have served on behalf of our country," said Minister Thompson. "Supporting these memorials is one way that our government is ensuring that our Veterans are remembered in communities across the country."

Funds provided will be used to grade the site, remove moss growing on the cenotaph, construct a walkway and clear nearby brush.

"Like any historic structure, our cenotaphs require maintenance to ensure their long-term integrity," said Minister Hearn. "We are pleased to be able to assist the St. George's Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion in their efforts to preserve the monument and beautify its surroundings."

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