Garrison Petawawa – Cheryl Gallant, MP, invites residents of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke to participate in the local National Day of Honour that is taking place on Friday, May 9th, 2014, 1300hr at Garrison Petawawa in recognition of the military mission in Afghanistan.
“Our Government is proud to recognize the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces. The National Day of Honour is an opportunity for all Canadians to honour our women and men in uniform, as well as their families, friends and the communities who kept the “home fires burning” during our 12 year long mission in Afghanistan,” stated Cheryl Gallant, MP.
Events will be taking place across Canada on May 9th. These cross country commemorations 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 local commemoration is taking place at Garrison Petawawa. Canada’s communities have shown tremendous support for our Canadian Armed Forces during their time in Afghanistan, and this National Day of Honour will be an historic opportunity for the country to recognize the strength and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.
- A full list of events happening across Canada is available at: http://www.app.forces.gc.ca/ndoh-jndc/ndoh-activities.html
- Beginning May 4, Canadians will be 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.
- Veterans who are interested in joining in the parade being held in Ottawa can also visit the website for information to participate.
Canadians are encouraged to post their own personal message of appreciation for the troops on the National Day of Honour website.