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Veterans Affairs Canada announces funding to help VETS Canada continue to assist homeless Veterans

Veterans Affairs Canada announces funding to help VETS Canada continue to assist homeless Veterans
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Jul 04, 2019

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, accompanied by Darren Fisher, MP for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, announced funding to Veteran Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.

VETS Canada was awarded $840,000 to support its operations and to continue its A Beacon of Hope program, which provides support for homeless Veterans.

The Government of Canada’s Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides grants and contributions annually to select private, public or academic organizations to support research, initiatives and projects that encourage or enhance the well-being of the Veteran community.

The official Government of Canada delegation attended ceremonies of remembrance in Ravenna, Italy, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign.

The official Government of Canada delegation attended ceremonies of remembrance in Ravenna, Italy, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign.
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Dec 04, 2019

On December 4, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended a ceremony in the town square of Ravenna, Italy. Every year on that day, the town of Ravenna gathers in the square to commemorate their liberation –Ravenna was liberated by the Canadian Corps on December 4, 1944. The delegation was led by the Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador of Canada to Italy. They were joined by the Prefect of Ravenna, Enrico Caterino, and the Mayor of Ravenna, Michel de Pascale. Later in the day, members of the delegation attended a ceremony of remembrance at the Ravenna War Cemetery in Italy. The site for the cemetery was selected by the Army in 1945 for burials from the surrounding battlefields. Ravenna War Cemetery contains 955 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 63 of them unidentified and 438 are Canadian.

The official Government of Canada delegation attended the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Palazzo San Giacomo in Russi, Italy

The official Government of Canada delegation attended the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Palazzo San Giacomo in Russi, Italy
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Dec 03, 2019

On December 3, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Palazzo San Giacomo in Russi, Italy. Members of the delegation also visited a plaque honouring Private Smokey Smith, VC, in Cesena, Italy. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, was in attendance for both events.

Palazzo San Giacomo was built in the second half of the 17th century, on the Raffanara estate near the Lamone River. During the Second World War, the building was used by the Germans as their headquarters and later by the Canadians due to its location, height and sturdiness. In the winter of 1944-45, part of the building was used as a hospital. On the wall of a room on the third floor of the right-hand tower, there are engravings made by Canadian soldiers in the second half of December 1944. Among others, we can admire an engraving of the map of Canada.

A plaque will be unveiled on the grounds of the building in memory of the Canadian soldiers who served during the Italian Campaign.

The official Government of Canada delegation attends commemorative ceremonies in Ortona and the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy

The official Government of Canada delegation attends commemorative ceremonies in Ortona and the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy
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Dec 02, 2019

On December 2, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended commemorative ceremonies at the Price of Peace Monument in Ortona, Italy, and the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. Members of the delegation then visited the Cider Crossroads and Casa Berardi, where many Canadians were killed and many more were badly wounded in December 1943.

The Government of Canada delegation was led by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador of Canada to Italy.

The official Government of Canada delegation attends a historical briefing at the Governor General’s Horse Guards monument in Aquino, Italy, followed by a visit to a plaque honouring Major John Mahony, VC.

The official Government of Canada delegation attends a historical briefing at the Governor General’s Horse Guards monument in Aquino, Italy, followed by a visit to a plaque honouring Major John Mahony, VC.
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Dec 01, 2019

On December 1, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended a historical briefing at the Governor General’s Horse Guard monument in Aquino, Italy. The briefing was led by Professor Gianni Blasi, a Canadian-Italian passionate about Canadian military history. The Governor General’s Horse Guard Regiment landed in Italy on December 19, 1943 as part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. In May 1944, the 5th Division entered the Liri Valley with the intention of breaching the Gustav and Hitler Lines. Following a short rest after the Liri Valley battle, the Regiment was moved to the Adriatic coast to participate in breaching of the Gothic Line from September to December 1944. The monument was unveiled in May 2019. Members of the delegation then visited a plaque honouring Major John Mahony, VC, which was attended by the Mayor of Roccaseca. On 24 May 1944, Major Mahony led his company across the Melfa River in Italy under heavy artillery fire. His task was to secure a firm bridgehead on the western side of the river, and was part of the operations by 1st Canadian Corps to break through the Adolf Hitler Line. For his exemplary leadership and courage in this action, Major Mahony was awarded the Victoria Cross. Mahony died in London, Ontario on 15 December 1990.

The Official Government of Canada delegation attends ceremonies of remembrance at the Pontecorvo Monument and the Cassino War Cemetery in Italy

The Official Government of Canada delegation attends ceremonies of remembrance at the Pontecorvo Monument and the Cassino War Cemetery in Italy
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Nov 30, 2019

On November 30, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended a ceremony of remembrance at the Pontecorvo Monument. Members of the delegation then had a private visit at the Cassino War Cemetery. The delegation was led by the Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador of Canada to Italy. At dawn on May 23, 1944, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, British 8th Army, attacked the Adolf Hitler (Senger) Line. The most heavily defended line faced by the Allies during the Italian Campaign, it was constructed between Pontecorvo and Monte Cairo. In addition to the suffering of the citizens of Pontecorvo and Aquino, 848 Canadians and other forces were casualties. The Cassino War Cemetery is the largest Second World War cemetery in Italy. More than 4,200 Commonwealth graves are located here, of which 200 are unknown and 855 are Canadians. The names of 194 Canadians are inscribed on its 15-foot high slabs of green marble.

The Official Government of Canada delegation attends a ceremony of remembrance at Agira Canadian War Cemetery and visits the Canadian monuments at the summit of Monte Assoro

The Official Government of Canada delegation attends a ceremony of remembrance at Agira Canadian War Cemetery and visits the Canadian monuments at the summit of Monte Assoro
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Nov 28, 2019

On November 28, 2019 the Government of Canada delegation attended a ceremony of remembrance at Agira Canadian War Cemetery and later visited the two Canadian monuments at the summit of Monte Assoro dedicated to the memory of the soldiers of The Royal Canadian Artillery Monument and The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Monument. The delegation was led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador of Canada to Italy. At Agira Canadian War Cemetery, they were joined by the Honourable Maria Gaetana Greco, Mayor of Agira. At Monte Assoro, they were joined by Antonio Licciardo, Mayor of Assoro. On July 10, 1943, following the successful conclusion of the North African campaign, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy. The invasion lasted 38 days. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 490 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 484 are Canadian.

Annual Veterans’ Week Senate Ceremony of Remembrance

Annual Veterans’ Week Senate Ceremony of Remembrance
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Nov 04, 2019

The Ceremony of Remembrance in the Senate is hosted annually during Veterans’ Week by the Senate of Canada. This year’s ceremony focused on the achievements and sacrifices of Canadians during the Second World War’s Italian Campaign. More than 93,000 Canadians served with the Allied forces in the Italian Campaign, one of the longest and fiercest struggles of the war.

Government of Canada delegation commemorates the 75thanniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt

Government of Canada delegation commemorates the 75<sup>th</sup>anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt
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Sep 06, 2019

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt a Government of Canada delegation, including Veterans of the Battle of the Scheldt, travelled to Belgium to attend events marking the anniversary. The Allied victory, led by the First Canadian Army, opened the port of Antwerp and secured a crucial supply line for the Allied liberation of Europe.

The Battle of the Scheldt

The Battle of the Scheldt
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Sep 05, 2019

Canada made many important contributions to help the Allies to victory in the Second World War. One of the most important – and most difficult – was the bloody Battle of the Scheldt which raged in Belgium and the Netherlands in the fall of 1944.

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