Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 24, 2012 12:00 ET

Member of Parliament David Anderson Announces Funding for New War Memorial in Morse

MORSE, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, today announced up to $25,241 in support of a project in Morse, Saskatchewan, to honour Veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This funding, provided through the Community War Memorial Program, will support the construction of the Morse Veterans Cenotaph.

"It is our sacred duty to remember and honour our Veterans and the brave men and women in uniform who serve Canada so selflessly," said Minister Blaney. "Building new war memorials can inspire a renewed sense of remembrance in a community. This is why our Government is proud to support projects that help honour the sacrifices of our Veterans and our service men and women."

"Local war memorials, such as the Morse Veterans Cenotaph, acknowledge and reflect the appreciation for our Veterans of current and past generations," said Mr. Anderson. "Helping community groups build memorials is one way our Government is working to ensure young Canadians and their families will learn about and remember the achievements and sacrifices of our Veterans."

The Morse Cenotaph Monument Committee is building the Morse Veterans Cenotaph to commemorate all those who served in past conflicts as well as those who are currently serving our country. Built in the community park, the three-piece granite monument will be inscribed with approximately 150 names. The project includes installing a concrete surround pad, a concrete walkway framed with red stepping stones, two granite benches and a flagpole.

Through the Community War Memorial Program, our Government is fulfilling its commitment to further commemorate the courage and sacrifices of our Veterans and members of our armed forces by partnering with community groups and local organizations to build new cenotaphs and monuments.

Applications to the Community War Memorial Program can be submitted at any time during the year and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Interested non-profit groups and other organizations may be eligible for funding to build new memorials or to make major additions to existing ones. For more information, please visit www.veterans.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    613-992-7468

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    613-996-4649

    Anita Hindley
    Senior Constituency Assistant
    Office of MP David Anderson
    306-778-4480