Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 31, 2005 16:22 ET

Media Advisory/Minister of Veterans Affairs to attend Merchant Navy Veterans Day celebration at the National War Memorial

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 31, 2005) - The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will attend a wreath laying ceremony in honour of the 2nd Anniversary of Merchant Navy Veterans Day at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Event: Merchant Navy Veterans Day Ceremony

Date : Friday, September 2, 2005

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: National War Memorial
Ottawa, Ontario

In both the First and Second World Wars, the men and women of the Allied Merchant Navies faced the daunting task of transporting troops, food, fuel and supplies to our allies. Those ships and those who served on them made the difference between victory and defeat.

2005 is the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Remember. Teach. Thank.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468