Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 02, 2010 14:03 ET

Media Advisory: Ceremony Commemorates Merchant Navy Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) - The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of State and Government Whip, will represent the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), at a ceremony to commemorate the contributions and sacrifice of Merchant Navy Veterans. This is the 7th annual Merchant Navy Veterans Day which recognizes the individuals who, on behalf of Canada, made great personal sacrifice for the overall gain of the Allies during the Second World War.

Location: The National War Memorial and Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
  Confederation Square
Date: Friday, September 3, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m.

For more information on the Merchant Navy, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252
    Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
    Stephane Ouellette
    Executive Director
    Cell: 613-293-7592