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Minister Steven Blaney Attends Screening Of "War Story"

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined more than 100 people, including Canadian Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel, at a special screening of War Story at Shaw Communications in Ottawa.

"Hearing our Veterans share their stories is an opportunity that all Canadians should have," said Minister Blaney. "The War Story program helps us understand the true level of sacrifice and dedication of our men and women in uniform. It is important for Canadians to take these opportunities to remember our Veterans and to thank them for all they have done for us."

Through interviews with Canadian Veterans, War Story provides a look at what it was like for the men and women who fought on battlefields. The Canadian original series War Story is part of HISTORY's "Days of Remembrance" schedule.

" War Story is one of the most intimate series we have commissioned for HISTORY and a vital addition to our collection of Canadian documentaries," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. "It was an honour to screen it for Minister Blaney and for men and women who so generously recounted their personal stories of combat."

The screening is one of many events held this Veterans' Week to commemorate the sacrifice of Canada's Veterans.

This Veterans' Week, take time to remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride. Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at veterans.gc.ca.

SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

Image with caption: "Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney with Veterans and other special guests at a special screening of the Ortona episode of History Channel's new series, "War Story" (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121107_C5877_PHOTO_EN_20329.jpg

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