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Canada unveils plans to commemorate the World Wars

January 14, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
Department of Veterans Affairs

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover announced the Government of Canada will launch the commemorations of the centennial of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War by rededicating the National War Memorial in Summer 2014.

Standing among artifacts and images from the First and Second World Wars at the Canadian War Museum, Minister Glover, accompanied by Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino, said the commemorative period will run from 2014 until 2020. The Government will use existing programs to support national, regional, and community-based activities, dedications, ceremonies, and legacy events.

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