The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are marking more than 12 years of service in Afghanistan.
In 2001, the Government of Canada began a defining chapter in Canadian history by joining international efforts to build an Afghanistan that is no longer a safe haven for terrorists, is better governed, more peaceful, and more secure.
The Memorial VigilOne of the ways the DND/CAF are commemorating the service of Canadian personnel is through an Afghanistan Memorial Vigil. The Memorial Vigil contains 190 plaques representing 201 fallen: 158 CAF members, one Canadian diplomat, one Canadian civilian contractor, one Canadian journalist and 40 United States Armed Forces members who were under Canadian command.
The Vigil commemorates the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of CAF members during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan, and recognizes the support of military families, friends, and all Canadians.
The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil will travel across Canada and the United States between 3 May and 26 October 2014 at the following locations:
Go HERE to find a location near you.