VCM Project receives cheque for $25,000

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VCM Funding Announcement
In photo, from the left: Phil Miller historian; Bruce Pearce media and marketing; Member of Parliament Terry Sheehan; Committee Chair Clyde Healey; and Branch 25 Legion Representative Bill Bennett on the Veterans Commemorative Monument Committee. Photo Credit: Mike McWatters

At a ceremony held at noon today, Friday November 2nd, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, presented Clyde Healey, Veterans Commemorative Monument (VCM) Committee Chairman, with a cheque for $25,000 to advance the funding of the VCM Project. The presentation was made at the Branch 25 Royal Canadian Legion building located at 96 Great Northern Road.

“The funding through Veterans Affairs Commemorative Partnership Program is designed to support communities honouring those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict, and peace”. – MP Terry Sheehan

The VCM project is designed to recognize all men and women who have volunteered to serve with the Canadian, Allied, and NATO Armed Forces. The structure and granite markers purchased for individuals will provide a formal and lasting tribute to those who served and are serving from Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area.

“On behalf of the committee, veterans, and supporters, we thank MP Terry Sheehan for his support in securing this funding through Veterans Affairs to help advance this community project to recognize and honour our veterans “. – Clyde Healey, Veterans Commemorative Monument (VCM) Committee Chairman

There are many opportunities for the public to participate in the building of this monument. For more information about acquiring a marker to recognize an individual or to donate, visit their website at www.thosewhoserved.com or the Veterans Commemorative Monument Facebook page.