Opening of an online public consultation on the future of memory
Share your ideas on how we should recognize and remember from Canada Veterans
OTTAWA, ON, June 18, 2021 / CNW / – As Canada’s Veterans evolve, the ways in which we commemorate them should change as well. Earlier this year, we presented our broader approach to commemoration, which aims to recognize all those who have served our country in uniform, here at home and around the world.
As we continue to honor our veterans of the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, it is important to explore innovative ways to recognize all who served. We want to know how Canadians would like to pay tribute to veterans, to those who currently serve and to those who died for our country.
Starting today, we invite Veterans, their families and all Canadians to share their thoughts on this important topic as part of our online consultation on the future of remembrance. The online consultation is open from June 18 to July 9, 2021.
Feedback received will inform how we commemorate Veterans for years to come..
“From the trenches of Europe in training and operations here at home today, everyone who has volunteered to serve this country is one of the from Canada Veterans. They deserve to be seen in the stories we share, and I ask all Canadians – and those who have worn the uniform, in particular – to share with us their thoughts on the future of remembrance. Your contribution is vitally important, and it will help us ensure that we are able to best honor those who have served today and in the future. “
The Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense
- Canadians of all ages and backgrounds are invited to share their thoughts on the future of remembrance and how they prefer to participate in commemorative activities.
- Canadians from all walks of life and walks of life served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. While expanding our approach to include more recent military history, we will continue to tell their stories with ceremonies and events at home and abroad.
- We also consult with veterans organizations and other stakeholders. We will seek their group’s perspective on our broader commemoration goal.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, [email protected]; Cameron McNeill, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, [email protected]