MP PARM GILL RECOGNIZES NATIONAL DAY OF HONOUR
Over the last 13 years, our brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces served in Afghanistan to defeat terrorism, and to promote a stable and secure nation for the Afghan people. In March 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper designated May 9th, 2014 to be a National Day of Honour to commemorate the valour and sacrifices of the more than 40,000 courageous men and women who participated in Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
Today, parades and ceremonies across the country will give Canadians the opportunity to pay tribute to our troops. To commemorate the contributions and sacrifices made by our Canadian troops and their families, the community of Brampton participated in a national moment of silence at the Cenotaph in Ken Whillans Square at Brampton City Hall.
Parm Gill, Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs was honoured to speak at today’s event. “I am proud to recognize the contributions our troops made to better the lives of the Afghan people,” stated Gill. “This is a wonderful opportunity for people across Canada to honour and remember those who served in Afghanistan.”