MP Randy Hoback Invites Constituents to join National Day of Honour Activities in Saskatchewan

May 2, 2014

Today, MP Randy Hoback invited residents of the Prince Albert Constituency to participate in local National Day of Honour activities to coincide with events taking place across Canada on May 9, 2014 in recognition of the military mission in Afghanistan. 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.

The events in Saskatchewan will take place at 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn and at CFB Moose Jaw. 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 a historic opportunity for the country to recognize the strength and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.

Quick Facts 

  • 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.
  • On May 9, 2014 all Canadians are encouraged to participate in National Day of Honour events, which will be taking place in Ottawa, as well as at Canadian Forces Bases and communities across Canada.
  • Veterans who are interested in joining in the parade being held in Ottawa can also visit the website for information to participate.
  • Canadians are also encouraged to organize their own commemorative events, with a two-minute Moment of Silence to coincide with the event on Parliament Hill at 1:30 pm EST. A guide to planning commemorative services is available on the website.
  • The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil will be displayed in the Hall of Honour during the Afghanistan Commemoration Parade on May 9, and will then travel across Canada and to Washington, DC. The Memorial Vigil contains 190 plaques representing 201 fallen who had served under Canadian command which were formerly part of the Kandahar Air Field cenotaph.
  • 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.

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 and women in uniform, as well as their families, friends and the communities who held the home front during our 12 year long mission in Afghanistan.

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