Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 07, 2011 08:15 ET

Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy Announces Funding for New War Memorial in Chelsea, Nova Scotia

CHELSEA, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today announced funding for the new Chelsea & District Cenotaph to honour Veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It is our sacred duty to remember and honour our Veterans and the men and women who serve Canada so selflessly," said Minister Blaney. "The memorials we build today will forever reflect our nation's gratitude to the brave Canadians who allow us to live in peace and freedom."

"Our Government is proud to support projects that honour the legacy of the brave men and women who served our country and those that continue to serve today," said MP Keddy. "This contribution will ensure that the Chelsea & District Cenotaph will be a place of remembrance and reflection for future generations, and helps ensure the sacrifices of our Veterans will not be forgotten."

The Chelsea Maple Grove Cemetery Committee is receiving a maximum of $13,414 through the Community War Memorial Program.

The project will include the construction of a new black granite cenotaph. The Chelsea & District Cenotaph will commemorate the men and women from the community who served in war time and will honour the peacekeepers who have dedicated their lives to the country.

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 bringing individuals, groups and businesses together 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.

This year, during Veterans' Week from November 5 to 11, make remembrance more than something you feel, make it something you do. Show how you remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting the local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts on remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. This Veterans' Week, how will you remember?

For more information on the Community War Memorial Program or Veterans' Week, visit veterans.gc.ca. You can also visit our "Canada Remembers" Facebook page to leave a message of remembrance or follow us on Twitter@VeteransENG_CA.

Contact Information

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    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
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    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
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    Michelle Wright
    A/Regional Director of Communications
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    902-426-0635