Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

October 18, 2005 15:43 ET

Veterans Affairs Minister Presents Commendation to Brigadier General 'Ret'd' Genin for Outstanding Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veterans Affairs, presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation today to Brigadier General (Ret'd) J. Richard Genin for his outstanding service to his fellow Canadians.

"Brigadier General (Ret'd) J. Richard Genin has served his country with remarkable devotion and dedication. Following a distinguished military career, he has brought his remarkable qualities - his care and compassion - in serving the Last Post Fund, the Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation and the Fondation Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, " said Minister Guarnieri. "Through his selfless work and steadfast commitment, Mr. Genin has enriched the lives of our Veterans. He has demonstrated the very best of our human virtues - he is truly an inspiration to us all."

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

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

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Corey Hobbs
    Director of Communications
    (613) 947-4908