Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 07, 2011 10:13 ET

Minister Ted Menzies Announces Funding for New War Memorial in Longview, Alberta

LONGVIEW, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today announced support for a new monument to honour Veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

"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. "The memorials we build today will forever reflect our nation's gratitude to the generations of Canadians who allow us to live in peace and freedom."

"Our Government is proud to support projects that help keep the memory of our Veterans alive," said Minister Menzies. "Our community war memorials serve as lasting reminders of the achievements and sacrifices of our Veterans and the men and women who continue to serve our country today."

The Village of Longview is receiving a maximum of $4,680 through the Community War Memorial Program.

The project will include the construction of a new memorial commemorating those who died in Canadian military service and those Veterans who served Canada as peacekeepers. The new memorial will be installed in front of the Village of Longview's municipal office.

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 organization 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.

Veterans' Week is a time when all Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed to make our world a safer place. This Veterans' Week, make remembrance more than something you feel, make it something you do. How will you remember? For information on Veterans' Week, services and benefits for Veterans, and Veterans Affairs Canada social media communities visit 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