MONTREAL, June 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to attend a solemn ceremony in Montreal to unveil a national memorial commemorating Canada's mission in Afghanistan, for which Mr. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and Brigadier-general Luis de Sousa, representative of 2nd Canadian Division / Joint Task Force (EAST) will be present.
|Where:||Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame E, Montreal Qc H2Y 1C6|
|When:||Wednesday, June 18, at 2:00 (beginning of the ceremony)|
|What:||The cenotaph is a memorial structure that allows the Canadian military to honor their fallen comrades in battle. During the twelve years that Canadian troops were deployed in Afghanistan, it has served as a "powerful symbol of sacrifice." The monument commemorating Afghanistan is also a way to thank the families and friends of members of the Canadian Armed Forces and all Canadians who gave their support to our troops and Canada's mission in Afghanistan. The monument will be exhibited at Montreal City Hall from 19 to 21 June, the public is invited to visit the memorial.|
SOURCE: 34TH CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP
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Notes to editor/news director: Medias interested to cover the event are asked to arrive at the City hall for 1:45 pm. Please note that following the ceremony, Brigadier-General de Sousa and other soldiers will be available for interviews.
A news release about this event has also been sent today on the CNW - Telbec news wire: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1372493/national-memorial-commemorating-canada-s-mission-in-afghanistan-to-be-displayed-in-montreal-city-hall
For more information on the memorial, go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/honours-history-military-memorials/Afghanistan-memorial-vigil.page?
Contact information: Lieutenant (navy) Éliane Trahan, Public Affairs Officer of 34 Canadian Group Brigade, at 514 349-9850 or at [email protected]