“Our men and women in uniform represent the very best our country has to offer,” MP Bob Zimmer said in a press release today. “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.”
With the completion of the Afghanistan mission, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made May 9th a National Day of Honour to commemorate the valour, strength and sacrifices of over 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members who served in Afghanistan.
This National Day of Honour builds on the Government’s continued efforts to honour and support Canadian Veterans. Previously, the sacrifices of Canada’s Korean War Veterans were honoured by declaring 2013 the Year of the Canadian Korean War Veteran. A special ceremony was also held in honour of the men and women who took part in Operation MOBILE in Libya.
If you are, or know of, a veteran in need of assistance, please contact MP Bob Zimmer’s office at 1-855-767-4567, or Veterans Affairs Canada at 1-866-522-2122.