Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 15, 2009 14:24 ET

Government of Canada Denounces Damage to Airdrie War Memorial

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today on behalf of the Government of Canada in response to damage to the war memorial in Airdrie, Alberta.

"The Airdrie war memorial honours the men and women who have served this country when we needed them most. They sacrificed their lives so that we could live free-free from oppression, free from persecution, and free from fear.

The senseless damage done to this memorial not only dishonours the memory of these brave men and women, it inflicts pain and sadness onto the entire community. I join all Canadians in denouncing this act of disrespect."

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