Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

March 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Names of Local Veterans Will Be Engraved in a New Bronze Plaque on the Monument du Souvenir in Granby

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), announced today up to $3,727 in federal government support for a project in Granby, Quebec to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Our Government is committed to preserving the memory of our brave men and women through the proper care and conservation of Canada's cenotaphs and monuments. Our Veterans have fought for our freedoms and these monuments are symbols of their accomplishments and their sacrifices," said Minister Blackburn. "Also, in partnership with community groups and local organizations, we aim to see that cenotaphs and monuments in honour of Veterans are maintained to the high standards of care and dignity they deserve."

The Town of Granby will receive funding to purchase and install a new bronze plaque on the Monument du Souvenir, inscribed with the names of local Veterans. It will replace the one that was stolen.

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