HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/10/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
Fifteen citizens from Atlantic Canada were honoured today for their commitment and dedication to Veterans. The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, presented these individuals with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation at a morning ceremony in Halifax.
"Today, our Government is proud to recognize a number of outstanding individuals who devote their lives to honouring the sacrifices and contributions of our nation's heroes," said Minister Blaney. "These are men and women who, through their selfless dedication, have had a positive impact on the lives of Veterans and in celebrating the incredible achievements of our Veterans.
The Minister presented the Commendation to the following individuals:
Donald Boudreau, Kingston, NS Margaret Guildford, Glen Margaret, NS Lois Brown, Kensington, PE Wilfred LeBlanc, Fredericton, NB Jacques Dussault, Dartmouth, NS Michael Martin, Corner Brook, NL Sheila Evans (Posthumous) Cecil Shaw, Simonds, NB East Lawrencetown, NS Hedley Smith, Corner Brook, NL Norman Gaillard, Quispamsis, NB James Stanton, Labrador City, NL David Geddes, Kingston, NS Allan Symonds, Dartmouth, NS Barbara Grimster, Cornwall, PE Heather Wright, Rothesay, NB
The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation includes a bar, which can be worn below official decorations on a recipient's blazer, as well as a lapel pin for civilian wear and a certificate.
The Commendation is presented to individuals who have contributed to the care and well-being of Veterans and to the remembrance of their contributions, sacrifices and achievements. It is intended primarily for Veterans, but in some circumstances may also be awarded to non-Veterans. Nominations may be submitted at any time and are reviewed annually by an advisory committee.
Find more information on the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, including the accomplishments and biographies of the recipients, at www.veterans.gc.ca.
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Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
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Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs