Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 24, 2011 11:30 ET

"The Monument Honouring the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Will Be Restored."-Jean-Pierre Blackburn

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced today up to $14,200 in federal government support for a project in Sherbrooke, Quebec, to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It is our sacred duty to remember and honour our brave men and women in uniform who serve Canada so selflessly. Our Veterans have fought for our freedoms and these cenotaphs are symbols of their accomplishments," said Minister Blackburn. "It is gratifying to know that younger generations have special places like these to honour them and to bring to mind our country's history."

The Sherbrooke Hussars will receive funding to restore the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment Memorial, which was built in 1947. The memorial was erected by the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment in honour of those who served the regiment and for those who lost their lives during the Second World War.

Planned restoration includes relocating the memorial and the existing commemorative plaques to a new location in front of the local armoury. A new base will be installed prior to the relocation.

Applications to the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups and other organizations interested in restoring local memorials may be eligible for funding through this program or through the new Community War Memorial Program that provides funding to build new memorials or to make additions to existing ones. 

Please visit www.veterans.gc.ca or call 1-866-522-2122 to learn more about the Cenotaph/ Monument Restoration Program and the Community War Memorial Program, or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252