70th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy – Travel Assistance for Veterans

March 3, 2014

 

70th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy – Travel Assistance for Veterans

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, the Federal Government announced its intent to provide financial support to help Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy attend 70th anniversary commemorative events in France on June 6th, 2014. Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging all Veterans of these historic events to apply for financial support to attend these commemorative events.

 

Veterans and delegates from participating countries will gather in France from June 5th to 8th, 2014 for a special week of commemorative events to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The Battle of Normandy was a truly historic event in which Canadian soldiers fought bravely. More than 18,000 Canadians were among the casualties of this battle and over 5,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

“D-Day and the Battle of Normandy represent a Canadian triumph and a pivotal moment in the Second World War,” said Miller. “I strongly encourage all Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy to apply for financial support so that you may attend this important milestone and commemoration of all that you have fought for.”

 

Veterans Affairs Canada is offering up to $2000 per eligible Veteran to attend the events in France. 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 Normandy-normandie@vac-acc.gc.ca.

 

Veterans Affairs Canada is expecting that approximately 180 Veterans will apply for travel assistance.

 

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