OTTAWA, Nov. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - This morning, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognized and celebrated the service of all military men and women, including Fellows who have served in military conflicts, during the 2014 National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, Ont.
Royal College President Cecil H. Rorabeck, OC, MD, FRCSC, laid a ceremonial wreath at the National War Memorial during Canada's largest remembrance event. Dr. Rorabeck, a native of North Bay, Ontario, is a former orthopedic surgeon at London Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery [emeritus] at The University of Western Ontario (Western).
"The organization is deeply proud of its many members who have or are currently sacrificing their time, energy and personal safety for their country," says Dr. Rorabeck. "The recent tragic shooting at the War Memorial has amplified our awareness of their self-service and commitment. We are all indebted to these men and women."
The Royal College honours a long legacy of service in military conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea and Afghanistan. On May 14, 2014, the Royal College received the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service in recognition of the long history of medical and surgical specialists who have served and currently serve, in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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SOURCE: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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