Frank Klees

Press Releases 2007

 

For Immediate Release

8 November 2007

KLEES: Pass the Torch of Remembrance to our Young People

 

(Newmarket-Aurora) Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees, the PC Critic for Education and Citizenship & Immigration, will participate in The Memory Project with local veterans to raise the awareness of Remembrance Day among students.

The Memory Project is a programme of the Dominion Institute that connects Veterans and students in classrooms and online across Canada with the participation of Members of Parliament. The Memory Project Speakers' Bureau includes 1,500 veteran volunteers (800 in Ontario ) who have already reached more than 300,000 young people since 2001.

Klees will join Merchant Navy Veteran Clayton Stones, Navy Veteran Edward Beniston and his wife Edith at the Country Garden Montessori Academy in Newmarket this Friday, November 9, 2007 to meet with students and to discuss the contributions of Veterans to the freedoms Canadians enjoy and too often take for granted.

"It is vitally important that our young people are able to connect directly with our Veterans who fought for the freedoms that we often take for granted in Canada today," said Klees. "Our Veterans and their colleagues sacrificed their today for our tomorrow."

"The development of citizenship responsibilities and values is an important aspect of a comprehensive education experience," Klees said. "Knowing, appreciating and honouring the sacrifice of our Veterans and the Fallen of Canada's Armed Forces is an integral part of that lesson."

"I thank the Dominion Institute for spearheading The Memory Project and I urge our community to support our Veterans and our troops overseas who today continue to make the same sacrifices as they," Klees said.

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Frank Klees, MPP

Newmarket-Aurora

416 509 8999