Larry Maguire Applauds Decision to Financially Assist Veterans Commemorate D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
OTTAWA - Larry Maguire, MP for Brandon-Souris welcomed the news from the Minister of Veterans Affairs in regards to the Government of Canada offering up to $2,000 per eligible Veteran of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy to attend 70th anniversary commemorative events in France on June 6, 2014.
"We must never forget the bravery of the men and women during World War II. This funding will be instrumental in assisting any eligible local World War II veteran who is interested in attending the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy," said MP Maguire.
Tremendous sacrifices were made in Normandy, with more than 18,000 Canadians among the casualties-over 5,000 of whom would never see their homes again.
MP Maguire invites all local D-Day Veterans to reach out to Veterans Affairs Canada so that they can take part in the overseas ceremonies. All Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy are eligible to apply and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible by contacting 1-866-522-2122, visiting www.veterans.gc.ca or e-mailing [email protected]