Poilievre invites constituents to attend National Day of Honour on the Hill
May 6, 2014
Ottawa, ON In recognition of the military mission in Afghanistan, Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, Minister of State for Democratic Reform, invites constituents to participate in a local National Day of Honour taking place on Parliament Hill at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.
This event and other 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 Government is proud to recognize the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Poilievre, “the National Day of Honour is an opportunity for all Canadians to honour our men 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.”
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.
Veterans who are interested in joining in the parade being held in Ottawa can also visit the website for information to participate.
A full list of events happening across Canada is available at: http://www.app.forces.gc.ca/ndoh-jndc/ndoh-activities.html
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 Veteran Affairs Canada website.
Attached photo: MP Pierre Poilievre, Sgt Renay Groves, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper viewing the Notes from Home on Parliament Hill in 2010.
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