D-DAY VIGIL FOR VETERANS
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Ottawa and Vancouver
On the 68th anniversary of D-Day and the storming of Juno Beach, we invite you to join us in honouring the brave Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives on the shores of France fighting for Freedom and Liberty.
The Canadian Veterans Advocacy (CVA) will take this opportunity to draw attention to the discrepancy between the federal government’s treatment of traditional veterans -- the men and women who served in World War II and Korea -- and our modern veterans -- those who have more recently served on peacekeeping missions, in the first Gulf War, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Libya.
Of primary importance is the restoration of the Social Contract and Sacred Trust between soldiers and the Nation they serve. The Canadian government abandoned its soldiers and their Sacred Obligation in 2006 when it passed the New Veterans Charter replacing the life-time Disability Pension with an inadequate and discriminatory Lump Sum Disability Award.
D-Day Vigil for Veterans: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
in Ottawa and Vancouver
We are pleased to be holding simultaneous events to commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-Day and the storming of Juno Beach, a pivotal moment in Canadian and world history, and to honour the brave Canadian Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day.
We will also be highlighting the discrepancy in treatment of serving CF members and military veterans by the Federal Government and speaking to the injustices of the Lump Sum Disability Award and the New Veterans Charter.
|OTTAWA – Vigil for Veterans|
When: June 6, 2012, 3:00 pm
Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Col (ret’d) Pat Stogran, Canada’s first Veterans Ombudsman
VANCOUVER – Rally for Veterans
When: June 6, 2012, 12:00 pm
Where: 605 Robson Street at Seymour (VAC Head Offices), Vancouver
Veterans of the war in Afghanistan;
Hardy Staub, Veteran, former Mayor of White Rock, and Director, Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society
Source: Canadian Veterans Advocacy.