Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 04, 2011 18:00 ET

Senator Pierre Claude Nolin Marks Veterans' Week 2011 During a Candlelight Ceremony at the National Field of Honour

POINTE-CLAIRE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2011) - Throughout Veterans' Week, from November 5 to 11, Canadians across the country are showing how they remember and honour our Veterans. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Senator Pierre Claude Nolin remembered them during a candlelight ceremony at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour.

"The men and women who have served our country gave selflessly for our freedom and one way we repay them is by remembering their sacrifices," said Minister Steven Blaney. "During Veterans' Week, we pay tribute to all Canadian Veterans and continue to honour those who serve our country today."

Veterans, members of the military community and residents of Montréal's West Island came together to honour those buried at the National Field of Honour.

"Generations of Canadians have sacrificed a great deal so we may live in peace," said Senator Nolin. "Battles and place names such as Vimy Ridge, Dieppe, Gapyong, Sudan, Bosnia and Afghanistan are now embedded in our collective memories. Our Government is dedicated to providing our Veterans with the support and care they need and so richly deserve."

This year during Veterans' Week, 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 of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. This Veterans' Week, how will you remember? Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at 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

    Jean-Pierre Godbout
    Communications Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada - Quebec Region
    514-283-2198 Cell: 514-209-1622