The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement today, on the occasion of Remembrance Day and the centennial of the Armistice that ended the First World War.
The public and the media are invited to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada’s student guides at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial near the village of Albert, in the Somme region of France.
Ottawa, ON – Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence will participate in the annual Turn to Busan commemorative ceremony to pay tribute to Canadians who served and died in the Korean War.
On behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence, the public is invited to an Open House in the atrium of the Daniel J. MacDonald Building after the Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Charlottetown Cenotaph.
Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan, Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott today issued the following joint statement to mark Aboriginal Veterans Day:
Charlotte Bastien, acting Assistant Deputy Minister at Veterans Affairs Canada, on behalf of the Government of Canada, will attend a commemorative ceremony on Aboriginal Veterans Day in Winnipeg to honour and remember all of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who have served and those who have given their lives for our freedom.
The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the end of the First World War by sending an official delegation to Belgium to take part in ceremonies and events from November 9 to11, 2018.
This Veterans’ Week, November 5 to 11, the Government of Canada encourages the public to take in key commemorative events in the Ottawa area to mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Hundred Days and the Armistice, and remember those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.