Unveiling of the 2019 Veterans’ Week poster

July 27, 2019

This year Canada is observing the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s Italian Campaign. It was one of our country’s most important contributions to the Allied war effort; more than 93,000 Canadians served in Italy from the summer of 1943 to early 1945. In honour of this anniversary, a special commemorative poster was created featuring Lieutenant (Retired) Maxine Llewelyn Bredt. She was a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps who helped treat the sick and wounded during the Italian Campaign. A recent picture of Ms. Bredt in her former uniform is superimposed on an historical photo showing soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in the Sicilian town of Agira after capturing it in July 1943. Ms Evelyn Kelly, President of the Nursing Sisters Association, will speak about the exploits of the Nursing sisters during the Second World War. Minister MacAulay had the opportunity to join Parks Canada representatives and other guest at the 2019 Veterans’ Week poster launch, which took place at the site of HMCS Haida, in Hamilton, Ontario.

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