Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo is inviting all living Veterans who served with the Canadian Forces, or with any other Allied force, including the Canadian or British Merchant Navy, either at home or abroad, during the Second World War, to contact her office for a commemorative lapel pin and certificate.
“To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, our government announced a national tribute to honour Veterans,” said McLeod. “It is estimated that there are approximately 80,000 Canadian Second World War Veterans alive today.”
The design of the commemorative pin and the illustration of the certificate are based on the original “Victory Nickel” which features a flaming torch and a large ‘V’ standing both for victory and the coin’s denomination.
“I would like to encourage all living Canadian Veterans of the Second World War to contact my office toll free at 1-877-619-3332 by Oct. 7, 2014 to receive the commemorative tribute,” concluded McLeod.