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Remembrance Day - remember better

Remembrance Day 2013 Remembering Better

Official Veterans Affairs video asks us to remember veterans but does the government really care?

Remembrance Day - remember better
Remembrance Day – remember better (photo montage from Veterans Affairs video by Stephen Pate/NJN Network)

We should remember our veterans better. The drastic changes to Veterans Pensions in Canada has left many veterans wondering if the government still cares.
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Lennie Gallant singing Wounded

Lennie Gallant’s moving tribute to Veterans – Wounded

PEI singer songwriter’s moving tribute to the returning soldiers from Afghanistan was inspired by a trip to entertain the troops in the field of battle

Lennie Gallant singing “Wounded” at Harmony House, Hunter River PEI

Lennie Gallant was moved by the courage and the danger our troops faced when visited Afghanistan on a troop entertainment tour.

He also came face to face with the men and women who return from Afghanistan with visual and hidden wounds from war.
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Canadian soldiers carry coffin of soldier killed in Afghanistan

Remembrance Day – A Soldier’s Tribute

A Remembrance Day video for schools and ceremony’s

Canadian soldiers carry coffin of soldier killed in Afghanistan
Canadian soldiers carry coffin of soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Canadian Soldier Tribute Video with rare HD Dieppe and D-Day video using actual World War Two Film Footage including Afghanistan battle Footage.

The video is a history of the Canadian Forces from WWI to present day.

It is a tribute to all Canadian soldiers. We will never forget!
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J. P. Blackburn Minister of Veterans Affairs meets with Veterans (pnoto UN Nato Veterans)

Veterans minister backtracks on benefits 3 days after Remembrance Day

The parades are barely over and Veterans hoping for reforms may be abandoned by Minister Blackburn

J. P. Blackburn Minister of Veterans Affairs meets with Veterans (pnoto UN Nato Veterans)

J.P. Blackburn, Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs, said the Government is sticking with the lump sum benefits that replaced the former life pension for veterans with a disability.

Veterans, their families and Canadians can only feel the cynicism of the Minister and the Harper government for going back on his assurances during Veterans Week that the Charter would be reformed.

Remembrance Day is last week’s news. This week veterans will have to continue the battle to get the benefits they need and deserve.

“I feel obliged,” Blackburn said in a copyrighted statement Saturday to the Calgary Herald,  “however, to draw one line in the sand.”

Then he went on to firmly denounce those who want the Veterans Charter reformed. “There are those who insist that Canada should abandon its lump-sum payments and the ongoing financial supports that come with them. They want us to turn back the clock and fully restore the previous system of disability pensions. I believe this would be a serious error. And, quite frankly, I believe those advocating such changes probably are not familiar with all the details of the Charter.”  Continue reading