Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 26, 2005 12:00 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Honours Three Manitobans for Their Outstanding Service to Canada


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FEBRUARY 26, 2005 - 12:00 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Honours Three Manitobans for
Their Outstanding Service to Canada

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 26, 2005) - The Honourable
Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, presented the
Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation today to three outstanding
Canadians from Manitoba for their service to their fellow Canadians.

"These three remarkable veterans, by their personal daily involvement
with others, have enriched the lives of those they have touched,"
said Minister Guarnieri. "They have demonstrated through their
selfless work the very best of human virtues, faithfulness,compassion
and devotion. They are truly an inspiration to us all."



The commendation was presented to:

John Gillis, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Leonard Johansson, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Albert W. McKaig, Brandon, Manitoba (posthumous)




The Commendation is awarded to individuals who have contributed to the
care and well-being of veterans and to the remembrance of their
contributions, sacrifices and achievements. It is intended primarily for
veterans, but in rare circumstances may also be awarded to non-veterans.
The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation consists of a bar, which
can be worn above or below official decorations on a veteran's blazer, a
lapel pin for civilian wear and a certificate.
More information, including an image of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Commendation, can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada web site at
www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

2005 is the Year of the Veteran!

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Stephanie Lewis
    Press Secretary
    (613) 996-4649