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Canada honours its fallen troops in Afghanistan during a ceremony

Canada honours its fallen troops in Afghanistan during a ceremony

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Aug 22, 2019 - 16:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Canadian Armed Forces paid tribute to Canada’s Fallen in Afghanistaninfo-icon during a rededication ceremony of the Kandahar Cenotaph in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall at National Defence Headquarters (Carling) Ottawa, according to a media report on Thursday.

The ceremony provided an opportunity for family and friends of Canada’s Fallen to commemorate the legacy and sacrifices of those they lost.

It was also an occasion to honour the bravery and sacrifice made by Canadian civilians who contributed to the Afghanistan mission and American military members who served under Canadian command.

Senior military and departmental leadership, wounded soldiers and Veterans from units, headquarters, and formations in which the fallen soldiers served, and Canadian journalists who reported during the war also attended the ceremony. A number of VIPs were present to pay tribute, including Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada; the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence; Ms. Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defence; General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff; and Mrs. Anita Cenerini, the 2018 National Silver Cross mother. 

 “The Afghanistan Memorial Hall stands as a tribute to those who gave their lives in service to their country during our mission in Afghanistan. Today, we honour and remember those fallen in Afghanistan and their family and friends. We will always remember their strength, courage and sacrifice. They will never be forgotten,” said Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence. 

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