A recognition ceremony was held in both Nipissing and Timiskaming regions.
The recognition ceremonies were part of the government’s initiative to celebrate WWII Veterans on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. The event gave Veterans and their families the opportunity to share their priorities and concerns directly with the MP and the Parliamentary Secretary.
“I was deeply honoured and humbled to recognize our local WWII Veterans,”. “I had the opportunity to speak with many of them about their service to Canada. The war effort was enormous… one million out of eleven million Canadians served… we have that generation to thank for our freedom and prosperity today.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Parliamentary Secretary Lemieux addressed the Veterans, their friends and families He highlighted the new Retirement Income Security Benefit program recently introduced by the Government. Once passed by parliament, incomes will improve for moderately to severely disabled Canadian veterans.
“I was pleased to recognize local veterans and to engage them directly on their priorities and concerns,” said Parliamentary Secretary, MP Pierre Lemieux. “ has a strong understanding of why it is important to continue improving benefits and services for our veterans and their families. I appreciate the opportunity he created for local veterans to interact directly with me and our federal government.”