Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 21, 2009 11:57 ET

Government of Canada Helps Canadians Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) - 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 are more than structures of stone and mortar," said Minister Thompson. "They represent sacrifice and honour. They provide community members with a place to gather in recognition of those who served on their behalf. Most importantly, they carry on the importance of remembrance for future generations."

Nineteen groups from across Canada are receiving a total of $197,760 under the latest round of funding from Veterans Affairs Canada's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program. 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 www.vac-acc.gc.ca for a complete project list. 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
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649