Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 04, 2007 12:07 ET

Canada's New Government Supports Remembrance Project in Millville, N.B.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - Canada's New Government has contributed $13,160 to the restoration of the Millville Area Veterans' Memorial Grounds in Millville, New Brunswick. The newly-restored site was unveiled yesterday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs. Funding was provided through Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program.

"Our government is proud to support grassroots initiatives that pay fitting tribute to the great sacrifices and achievements of our brave men and women in uniform," said Minister Thompson. "We applaud the memorial committee and the community of Millville for their efforts in honouring Canada's Veterans."

Funds were used to install a retaining wall and wheelchair ramp; replace steps and flag poles; improve site drainage; and complete general landscaping.

"Today we honour the contributions of all who have served our country," said Mr. Allen. "We cut the ribbon to these renewed memorial grounds in recognition of their service to this community and to Canada."

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