Today the Town of Caledon will recognize Canada’s National Day of Honour from 12:30 to 1:30
p.m. with a live-streamed commemorative service, followed by a nation-wide moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. The service will take place in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East.
The Town extends an invitation to the general public, as well as Town staff. Those unable to attend can pay their respects by taking a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. to honour the brave Canadian men and women who fought for freedom in Afghanistan.
About National Day of Honour
March 31, 2014 marks the end of the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. The Canadian Government has ordered a proclamation declaring May 9 as “National Day of Honour”. This day honours Canadians who have honourably, courageously and loyally served Canada by assisting in the Afghanistan mission from 2001 to 2014. More than 40,000 Canadian men and women helped combat terrorism, stabilize the local Afghan economy and provide the country with the ability to protect its resources and citizens.
These great achievements did not come without a price. Canada lost 158 Canadian Forces members, one diplomat and a number of civilians. These Canadians fought and died to make the world a safer place. It is these sacrifices that Canada honours on May 9, National Day of Honour.