Seventh Book of Remembrance to be Dedicated
by
EB Lapointe


    On 11th  of November, 2005, the Seventh Book of Remembrance, entitled "In the Service of Canada", will be dedicated in a special ceremony on Parliament Hill.

    The new book—says Julie Daoust, a Media Relations Officer for Veterans Affairs Canada—already has 1,300 names of those who have died in times of conflict or during peacetime training exercises, peacekeeping deployments abroad, or other military duty since October 1, 1947.

    The book joins 6 others: the First World War, the Second World War, Newfoundland, the Korean War, the South African War/Nile Expedition, and the Merchant Navy. The books may be researched online at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/listing>.

    The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in the Hall of Honour in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Dignitaries, representatives of the Government of Canada, the 2005 Silver Cross Mother—Ms. Claire Leger—and other families of those commemorated in the book will attend. The Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Paul Martin, and the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, will attend.

    If you wish to have a name considered, collect as much formation as possible, such as the person's  name, the person's service number, and when the person died. You can then contact Veterans Affairs to find out how and where to submit your information. Details of the book are available at <http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers> under "Canada Remembers".

    Veterans Affairs Canada can be contacted at <commmoration@vac-acc.gc.ca>, or by writing to Veterans Affairs Canada, Canada Remembers, Seventh Book of Remembrance Project, 12th Floor, Room 1208, 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0P4.

03 November, 2005



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