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.

Changes

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.

Paul Delaney

National Field of Honour

Press Release

Pointe-Claire, Quebec

May 2016

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. Any Canadian and Allied veteran, Canadian Merchant Nave who served in World War I, World War II or the Korean conflict, including members of the Merchant Navy.
  2. Any active or former member of the Canadian Forces (Regular Force/Reserve Forces) who has completed the Basic Military Qualifications (BMQ) course, as a minimum and has been honorably discharged.
  3. Members of Allied Forces, residing in Canada for no less than 10 years and having participated in military operations where Canadian Forces were deployed.
  4. Any member or former member of Canadian police forces who served in a Special Duty Area or Special Duty Operation, or who has been appointed to serve under such Special Duty and who died during pre-deployment training.
  5. Members of the immediate family1 of a qualifying person, and the dependents identified in this person’s military records (PE 806 OR EQUIVALENT ) up to a maximum of six (6) persons per lot.                                        

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 

Click here to learn more about the services offered by the Last Post Fund, today

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

Email: pdelaney@lastpost.ca

Visit our website: www.lastpost.ca

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