Sale of Alberta licence plates raises $220000 for military families

More than $220,000 has been raised for military families in Alberta through the sale of Support Our Troops licence plates, the government said Friday.

About 4,000 licence plates have been sold, and $55 of each sale goes to help families.

The program, administered by the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, aids injured personnel and provides financial assistance to current and former members of the Canadian Forces and their families.

The licence plates were introduced in July 2014 and give Albertans “a new way� to show their respect, the government said in a news release Friday.

“The Support Our Troops licence plate is both a statement of pride and a show of support for our military families. I encourage Albertans to consider ordering a Support Our Troops licence plate this Remembrance Day,� said Stephen Khan, Minister of Service Alberta, in a statement.

Commodore Mark Watson, director general at Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, said the licence plate is “a fitting reminder of the sacrifices we will commemorate this upcoming Remembrance Day.�

The plates can be ordered through registry agents in Alberta.

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