Monday, May 9th 2016
Mr. Gord Jenkins - President
NATO Veterans Association of Canada
35 Byscayne Crescent
Ottawa, ON, K2E 5R9
Subject: New eligibility criteria of the National Field of Honour
Dear Mr. Jenkins,
People who have served our country should have a place in our history and a place where they can be remembered and honoured. This is why, as the new Director of Communications at National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire Qc., I am very happy to announce an important development for our veterans and their families.
Traditionally, the National Field of Honour is a cemetery reserved for Canadian Forces, Allied Forces and Canadian Merchant Navy members who died while on duty. Inaugurated on September 21, 1930, it is a cemetery entirely devoted to Veterans and their families.
The Board of Directors has widened the eligibility to the National Field of Honour in order to acknowledge the sacrifices of many more veterans who served Canada and their families. The following are now eligible to the National Field of Honour:
I am writing to you to ask if you could publish the attached press release so that your members can be made aware of these important new options available to them. I will be calling you in a few days to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.
National Field of Honour
NEW ELIGIBILITY for NATIONAL FIELD OF HONOUR
The National Field of Honour is a Canadian national historic site that honours the sacrifices of those who served Canada in uniform.
The admissibility requirements for the National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, QC, have recently been widened to accept many more people who have served in uniform for Canada.
Burial at the National Field of Honour is now available to any member of the Canadian Armed Forces who passed away while on duty, as well as:
1 Immediate family: father, mother, brother, sister, child, or a person who had responsibilities and served as a father or a mother.
About the National Field of Honour:
* A Canadian National Historic Site
* Traditional casket burial lots and family lots (max. 6 burials) available.
* Cremation lots and niches available
* Competitive prices
* All prices include: granite grave marker, the initial inscription and taxes.
* Payment terms available
* All purchases done in true perpetuity
* General grounds maintenance is provided
A brief history:
* 1909, The Last Post Fund was founded by Arthur Hair (1873-1947)
* 1930 National Field of Honour Inauguration
* 2009, year of the Last Post Fund’s centennial, the National Field of Honour is designated a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
* 2014, Immediate family members can also be buried at the National Field Honour.
Over 22,000 burials have taken place at the National Field of Honour since its creation, more than 85 years ago.
Click here to watch the National Field of honour’s latest video
Click here to learn more about the Last Post Fund’s history
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For additional information, please contact:
NATIONAL FIELD OF HONOUR,
703 Donegani Avenue,
Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 5G6
Telephone: 514-695-7213 # 102
Toll Free: 1-855-272-7213 #102
Visit our website: www.lastpost.ca