MP Earl Dreeshen Commemorates the Legacy of Canadian Veterans

November 02, 2012

Red Deer – On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, will be joining residents of Central Alberta and Canadians across the country in marking Remembrance Day 2012.

“We are grateful for the dedication of all of Canada’s Veterans who have ensured the protection of our country and the promotion of peace around the world,” said Minister Blaney. “As Canadians, it is our duty to pass on the legacy and keep the memories of our Canadian Veterans alive. They have helped shape the future of our country and their service is a point of national pride.”

“Our Veterans are ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things in order to protect our values of liberty, democracy and the rule of law,” said Dreeshen. “As the Member of Parliament for Red Deer, I have met with Veterans and their families on numerous occasions. During these encounters, I have always assured them that the primary goal of our Government is to provide our Veterans with the best possible care.”

This Remembrance Day, the Government of Canada is asking Canadians to take time to remember. You can attend a local remembrance ceremony at your community cenotaph. You can visit a family member or friend who is a Veteran, and thank him or her in person. There are many ways you can honour our Veterans.

Veterans Affairs Canada provides commemorative programs and services to help Canadians pass on the legacy and keep the memories of Veterans alive. During Veterans’ Week, and throughout the year, Canadians can show appreciation to our Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements.

Please take time to remember. You can learn more at