Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 22, 2005 12:01 ET

VAC/Media Advisory: Official Dedication Ceremony and Parade at Mountain View Cemetery

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 22, 2005) - The Last Post Fund will announce the installation of 13 monuments to commemorate Veterans who lie in unmarked graves in the Mountain View Municipal Cemetery in Vancouver on Sunday, July 24. The official dedication ceremony and parade have been planned by the British Columbia Last Post Fund Executive and will begin in the cemetery.



Event: Official Dedication Ceremony and Parade
Place: Mountain View Municipal Cemetery
West of Fraser Street between 31st and 33rd Avenues
Time: 1:50 p.m.


Founded in 1909, the Last Post Fund is a national, non profit organization which helps ensure that Veterans who have little money and few assets receive a dignified funeral and burial, including a grave marker. Through its special grave marking program, it provides grave markers for those Veterans who did not previously qualify for assistance and where a grave marker was not provided at the time of the family/private burial. Veterans Affairs Canada contributes annually towards this part of the Last Post Fund's work. Public donations are also an important source of funds.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony and parade.

2005 is the Year of the Veteran: Celebrate. Honour. Remember. Teach. Thank.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada, go to http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca

For more information on the Last Post Fund, go to http://www.lastpostfund.ca

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Canada Remembers, Western Region
    Sean Rigter, Program Officer
    (604) 666-6287
    or
    Last Post Fund, BC Branch
    Ron Rowdon
    Manager
    (604) 572-3302