Ottawa, ON – Today, Langley Member of Parliament Mark Warawa invites Langley residents to participate in National Day of Honour on May 9, 2014 in recognition of the military mission in Afghanistan. This national day of remembrance will give all Canadians the opportunity to salute the fallen, honour currently serving members and veterans, celebrate the strength of Canada’s remarkable military families, and give tribute to all who participated in Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan.
“Our Government is proud to recognize the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces,” said the Langley MP. “The National Day of Honour is an opportunity for all Canadians to honour our and women in uniform, as well as their families, friends and the communities who held the home front during our 12 year mission in Afghanistan.”
“Our men and women in uniform represent the very best our country has to offer,” continued Warawa. “Over the last 12 years the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces fought and served this country valiantly in Afghanistan to defeat terrorism, and to promote security and development so that Afghans can build a viable, stable, and secure country. Canadians are forever proud and grateful. May we never forget their brave and selfless service.”
- On May 9, 2014 all Canadians are encouraged to participate in National Day of Honour by pausing for a two-minute Moment of Silence at 10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST to coincide with the event on Parliament Hill.
- Canadians are now able to follow a 19-member relay team of ill and injured soldiers participating in the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay, as they carry the last Canadian flag to fly in Afghanistan from CFB Trenton to Ottawa, at facebook.com/SoldierOnSansLimites and @SoldierOnSansLimites.
- A suite of educational products such as photos, videos, and stories of Canada’s contribution in Afghanistan is available online.
- Canadians are encouraged to post their own personal message of appreciation for the troops on the National Day of Honour website.