Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, launched the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at VIA Rail’s Pacific Central Train Station in Vancouver, joined by Normandy Veterans, youth, honoured guests and Canadian Armed Forces members.
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, met with three organizations receiving funding from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund in 2018 during a recent visit to Edmonton.
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan today welcomed the appointment of Mr. L. Craig Dalton as the new Ombudsperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and thanked Mr. Guy Parent for his service to the Veteran community as Ombudsperson since 2010.
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.