FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Veterans Affairs Canada’s Second World War Tribute program, a symbol of our country’s enduring pride and gratitude to all those who served, will receive a commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition to any living Canadian or Newfoundland Second World War Veteran.
The Second World War Tribute program concludes at the end of 2020, roughly coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. The goal is to have as many Second World War Veterans as possible receive the tribute.
I encourage all Veterans organizations in the Yellowhead riding to identify living Canadian Second World War Veterans who have not already received the tribute.
Veterans that qualify for the Second World War Tribute can submit their application (individuals can also submit applications on behalf of a Veteran). Misplaced Second World War Tributes can be replaced by submitting another application.
The design of the commemorative lapel pin is based on the original “Victory Nickel”, a coin that was circulated from 1943 until 1945 and re-issued in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V-E Day. The coin featured a flaming torch and large “V”, which stood for both victory and the coin’s value in Roman numerals.
Once the Veteran’s Second World War tributes from Veterans Affairs is received, I will be honoured to personally present the commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition to each of our Veterans. Please contact my office at: 780-723-6068 or email: Gerald.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the Second World War Tribute, please visit: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/wars-and-conflicts/second-world-war/tribute