National Day of Honour
The Prime Minister of Canada declares May 9, 2014, the National Day of Honour to recognize the important work done by our Forces’ members. Please join us in observing two minutes of silence in recognition.
Members of the public are also invited to the local National Day of Honour Ceremony to recognize those who fell, fought and contributed to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan that will take place on May 9, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Wall of Valour located below the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Wardroom.
The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia , the Honourable Judith Guichon, will be the Reviewing Officer, and two minutes of silence will be observed to salute the valour of all those who contributed to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The parade on May 9th is a tribute to honour the more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members who served their country in during this extensive mission.
Canada’s mission in Afghanistan came at a significant cost. Over the 12-year campaign, the Canadian Armed Forces deployed the largest number of service men and women overseas since the Second World War. The end of Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan represents the closure of a significant chapter of Canada’s military history.
Public parking will be available behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre at 1151 Esquimalt Road and shuttles will be provided on Lyall Street between the arena and the base from 9 to 9:45 a.m. before the ceremony and until 11:45 a.m. after the ceremony.
Read more about ther National Day of Honour in the Lookout newspaper.