National Day of Honour
Canadians were invited to take part in the National Day of Honour on May 9. The Government of Canada set aside this day to mark the end of our country’s military mission in Afghanistan. A national ceremony on Parliament Hill paid tribute to the fallen, the sacrifices of the wounded, and the special burden borne by families. Canadians were invited to honour the legacy of these heroes with a national moment of silence.
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A poem I wrote during Afghanistan war:Highway of Heroes People gather on the overpasses,
To watch for their heroes,
As this is their last,
Trip on the road,
Named for their pass.
A soldiers life was meant to be,
On the line for you and me.
To every village, city and town,
To every hamlet all around,
Their bodies return to the ground.
They went to war to fight for us.
Our respect for them is a given must.
They gave everything asked nothing back.
We should ensure theirs never lack.
Their duties they did for humanity,
So we could live happy and free.
Their memories should always be,
Kept alive by you and me.
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The Honourable Robert Nicholson | Minister of National Defence
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