Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

December 16, 2008 10:22 ET

Government of Canada Helps Canadians Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today federal government support for community-led memorial restoration projects honouring Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Memorials across the country tell the story of our communities and they honour our nation's truest heroes," said Minister Thompson. "Our Government is proud to support these projects and ensure that our Veterans are recognized and remembered by future generations."

From July 1 to December 16, 2008, Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program provided funding to 19 groups across Canada-including Veterans' organizations and community groups. Through these partnerships, cenotaphs and monuments honouring Veterans, Canada's war dead and significant military events are maintained with the standard of care and dignity they deserve.

Applications to the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups and other organizations interested in restoring local memorials may be eligible for funding.

Please visit for a complete project list. Also visit the Web site or call 1-877-604-8489 to learn more about the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

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