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National Day of Honour – Parade and Ceremony

May 9, 2014

Camp Aldershot and the Town of Kentville are working together to celebrate the National Day of Honour.The Government of Canada has set aside Friday, May 9th 2014 to mark the end of our country’s military mission in Afghanistan.  To commemorate this Day of Honour, soldiers will parade in the Town of Kentville at 2:00 pm to: pay tribute to the fallen; the sacrifices of the wounded; the support of our citizens and communities; and the special burden borne by the families.

Citizens of the Annapolis Valley are invited to honour the legacy of these heroes by attending the parade and paying tribute with all Canadians by observing the National Moment of Silence. Many of the service men and women that participated in the mission are connected in some way with Camp Aldershot and the Annapolis Valley, whether it is because this is their home, or because they trained at Camp Aldershot.  This ceremony is intended to acknowledge the support and assistance of the people of Canada to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform and their families.

Spectators are encouraged to attend, and are asked to be in front of the Kentville Town Hall by 2:00 pm.  Traffic will be restricted commencing at  1:45 and lasting for about an hour.  The National moment of Silence will be at 2:30pm.

1.         Contact for CampAldershot is Captain Mike Chalmers, 678-7930 ext 2130.

2.         Press are asked to identify themselves upon arrival at the event to Master Corporal Ron Purdy