Leeds Grenville MP Gord Brown is encouraging veterans of World War II to apply for a special Commemorative Tribute from the Government of Canada. As a young nation, Canada’s involvement in the war effort was a remarkable achievement. From a population of 11 million, more than one million Canadians served.
By the end of the war, more than 45,000 Canadian men and women gave their lives, and another 55,000 were wounded.
To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, the Government of Canada has announced a special tribute consisting of a commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition. There are an estimated 80,000 Second World War Veterans in Canada.
Applications for the Second World War Commemorative Tribute are now available at veterans.gc.ca, or by calling Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) at 1-866-522-2212 or visiting any VAC or Service Canada office.
Brown’s office will also accept applications.