Friday, March 7, 2014

Veterans News

Return Day

Funding available to veterans attending Normandy for 70th anniversary Operation Overlord

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl


n behalf of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is inviting local D-Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans to contact Veterans Affairs about participating in the 70th anniversary commemorative events in France on June 6, 2014.


"We want to honour those Canadians who fought so valiantly on D-Day and Battle of Normandy to secure the freedoms we enjoy today," said Strahl.

To support Veterans who wish to participate in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy ceremonies in France, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is offering up to $2,000 per eligible Veteran. All Canadian Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy are eligible to apply for the travel assistance.

Eligible Veterans are encouraged to contact VAC as soon as possible by calling 1-866-522-2122 or by visiting or by emailing here.

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