Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of V-J Day and launch of 2020 Veterans’ Week poster

Media advisory

Halifax, NS The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will deliver remarks and lay a wreath at a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of V-J Day and the end of the Second World War. Following the ceremony, Minister MacAulay will unveil this year’s Veterans’ Week poster marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Location:    Halifax Grand Parade
                     1770 Barrington Street
                     Halifax, NS

Date:           Saturday, 15 August 2020

Time:          11:00 ADT

Media and guests are asked to respect physical distancing guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Wearing masks is strongly encouraged especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Media who wish to attend are asked to register ahead of time at vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca. Photos will be available following the event for those unable to attend. The event will also be streamed live through the Canada Remembers Facebook page.


Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada

Cameron McNeill
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

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