Hire a Local Veteran and Recognize a Korean War Veteran

March 4, 2013

For Immediate Release

March 4th, 2013

Hire a Local Veteran and Recognize a Korean War Veteran

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, announced his support for two initiatives that seek to benefit Canadian Veterans; the Hire a Local Veteran and the Recognize Korean War Veteran initiatives.

Each year, between 4,000 and 5,000 Canadian Armed Forces members leave the military with an average age at release of 37 years. The Hire a Local Veteran initiative is a project that is aimed towards local business in an effort to promote priority hiring status to equally qualified Veterans and retiring Canadian Armed Forces members.

“Over the course of their military careers, our Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans receive world-class training and are recognized throughout the world for their exceptional work-ethic and determination,” said Miller. “I am pleased to support the Hire a Local Veteran initiative and encourage all local businesses to give priority hiring status to our dedicated Veterans.”

In addition to the Hire a Local Veteran initiative, Miller would also like to draw attention to a recently established e-mail address, through the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, where job opportunities can be directed to the Veterans community. The e-mail address is jobs-emplois@vac-acc.gc.ca.

Furthermore, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that led to the end of the Korean War. In recognition of this significant event and this important milestone, the Minister of Veterans Affairs has marked 2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran.

Miller is encouraging residents of Bruce and Grey counties to help identify and properly recognize Korean War Veterans for their remarkable service and contribution to Canadian history.

“Many Canadian soldiers fought bravely, served with honour, and gave their lives in the Korean War effort,” said Miller. “2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the end of this war and I encourage all community members to commemorate this milestone by recognizing a Korean War Veteran.”

If you know a Korean War Veteran who may be deserving of this recognition, please send their information to the following address:

Office of Larry Miller
1131 2nd Ave. E., Suite 208

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 2J1

519-371-1059

larry.miller.c1@parl.gc.ca

For more information on the Hire a Local Veteran or the Recognize a Korean War Veteran initiatives please visit; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng.

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