Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 24, 2008 12:15 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Honours Veterans in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Five citizens of Manitoba were honoured today for their commitment and devotion to Veterans. The Honourable Greg Thompson presented them with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation at a ceremony today in Winnipeg.

"It is a privilege to be in the company of these distinguished individuals. They served their country with courage, and they continue to serve their communities and their comrades with the care and respect they so rightly deserve," said Minister Thompson. "With their service they have honoured us all."

Minister Thompson presented the Commendation to the following Canadians:

Albert Aldrich, Winnipeg, MB

Thomas Faulkner, Winnipeg, MB

Armand Lavallee, Winnipeg, MB

Donald Mackey, Winnipeg, MB

John Reilly, Winnipeg, MB

The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation consists of a bar, which can be worn below official decorations on a Veteran's blazer, a lapel pin for civilian wear, and a certificate.

It is presented to individuals who have contributed to the care and well-being of Veterans or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans. It is intended primarily for Veterans, but in some circumstances may also be awarded to non-Veterans. Nominations may be submitted by the public at any time and are reviewed annually by an Advisory Committee.

More information on the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, including citations for the five recipients, can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications