Canadian Armed Forces’ Support Our Troops Program receives support through new Alberta licence plate
The Support Our Troops licence plate, which gives Albertans a new way to show their respect and appreciation for Canada’s brave service men and women, will be available for purchase starting July 23.
The new plate will be available for a one-time fee of $75, in addition to regular registration fees, at registry agents across the province. From each sale of the plate, $55 will go to the Support Our Troops Program, administered by the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, to help current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families in Alberta. The remainder of the funds will cover the cost to produce and distribute the plate.
“Albertans appreciate the dedication and sacrifice of Canada’s service men and women who put their lives on the line as they stand up for the rights and freedoms of Canadians and people around the world. Now Albertans have another way to show their support for this important work, by purchasing one of these licence plates.”
“As Albertans, we are humbled by the contributions of current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Government of Alberta is honoured to offer this new licence plate as a way to demonstrate our appreciation and, through the Support Our Troops Program, give back to Alberta’s men and women in uniform and their families.”
The new design bears artwork titled ‘Fallen Comrades of the PPCLI’, which pays tribute to the first four soldiers, all members of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Alberta, who died during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The design also includes the symbolic Yellow Ribbon.
“This commemorative licence plate will be an important source of support for the military community in Alberta. The funds from this initiative will help meet the extraordinary and unique needs of military members and their families.”
The Support Our Troops plate complements Alberta’s veterans’ plates, which feature a poppy in honour of former and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces. About 24,000 veterans’ plates have been issued since the program began in February 2005.
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