As Canadian Veterans evolve, so should the ways in which we honor them. Earlier this year, we showcased our expanded approach to remembrance which seeks to recognize all who have served our country in uniform, both here at home and around the world.
As we continue to honor our veterans of both World Wars and the Korean War, it is important to find innovative ways to recognize all who served. We want to know how our people would like to pay tribute to Canadian Veterans, those in service, and those who fell in a battle for our country.
Starting today, we invite Veterans, their families, and all Canadians to comment on this important topic through our online consultation regarding the future of remembrance. The online consultation will run from June 18 to July 9, 2021. As a result, the feedback received will guide how we honor Veterans for years to come.
“FROM EUROPE’S TRENCHES TO TRAINING AND OPERATIONS HERE IN THE COUNTRY TODAY, EVERYONE WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY ARE VETERANS OF CANADA. THEY DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED IN THE STORIES WE SHARE, AND I INVITE ALL CANADIANS, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE WEAR THE UNIFORM, TO GIVE THEIR ADVICE ON THE FUTURE OF COMMEMORATION. YOUR OPINION IS ESSENTIAL, AND IT WILL HELP US ENSURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. “
LAWRENCE MACAULAY, MINISTER OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND ASSOCIATE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENSE