The Canadian Government has declared today as a National Day of Honor to mark the end of Canada’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan to honor those who served and to remember those that made the big sacrifice for Canada. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 73 President Bob Penner notes the government has set aside two minutes of silence at 12:30 local time. He says there are no plans at the local level but Branch 73 will be inviting all those that served from this area to the next Branch supper meeting. He says he has compiled a list of seventeen veterans in this area or that moved to this area after being discharged from the forces.
Penner adds as is the Branch’s past policy they have offered or will be offering a one year complimentary membership in the Legion Branch for returning veterans from this area.
The City of Flin Flon has issued a special message for today stating on this day that marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan, the City of Flin Flon recognizes the important work done by members of Canada’s armed forces, and recognizes the fallen, the sacrifices of the wounded and the special burden borne by families of those who serve.