Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 05, 2008 10:24 ET

Veterans' Grove Monument Receives Federal Support for Renovation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - The Veterans' Grove Monument, which commemorates Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War and subsequent peacekeeping operations in Korea, has been restored thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

"It is our sacred duty to honour the brave men and women who served so selflessly in Korea," said Minister Thompson. "Restoring this monument is especially significant this year as we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice."

Funding of $900, provided to Unit 7 of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada Inc. through the Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program, helped the organization install a new bronze plaque bearing additional names. The new plaque was unveiled at a special ceremony today in Ottawa.

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, Canada's war dead and significant events, are maintained with the standard of care and dignity that 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
    Heather MacDonald
    Acting Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Wes McLean
    Senior Policy Advisor
    613-996-4649