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Perth-Wellington MP helping pay tribute to Second World War veterans

PERTH-WELLINGTON – In conjunction with Veterans Affairs, Perth-Wellington MP John Nater is asking constituents to nominate a veteran for the Second World War Tribute program.

The Second World War Tribute Program was launched in 2014 runs until the end of 2020, roughly coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War.

“Eight decades ago, brave Canadians answered the call to service and travelled overseas to fight against tyranny and hatred. Today, 75 years since the Second World War ended, it is important to honour our brave veterans and pay tribute to those who are no longer with us,” said Nater.

The commemorative lapel pin to honour the extraordinary role Canadians played in the Allied victory 75 years ago. (Veterans Affairs Canada Photo)

To honour the bravery and sacrifice displayed more than 75 years ago, local Second World War Veterans can apply for the Second World War Tribute. This commemorative lapel pin and certificate of recognition were created to honour the extraordinary role Canadians played in the Allied victory 75 years ago.

The lapel pin is based on the Victory Nickel, a coin that was circulated during the war and re-issued in 2005 commemorate the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. The coin featured a flaming torch and large “V,” which stood for both “Victory” and the coin’s value in Roman numerals.

If you are – or know of a – Second World War veteran that would like to apply for this program you can contact Nater’s office or apply directly on the Veterans Affairs website at https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/wars-and-conflicts/second-world-war/tribute