Windsor Cenotaph Rededication Includes Afghanistan War
Monday May 5th, 2014
Posted at 12:00pm
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In recognition of all who served Canada during the Afganistan Mission from 2002 to 2014, Mayor Eddie Francis has proclaimed this Friday May 9th as “Civic Day of Honour” in the City of Windsor.
This Proclamation recognizes the obligation of civic acts of remembrance and the City’s commitment to commemorating the service and sacrifices made by members of the Canadian Armed Forces and NATO peacekeepers in Afghanistan, and to recognizing and supporting the friends and families of the fallen.
The “Civic Day of Honour” tribute will include a military parade and memorial dedication at the Cenotaph to honor the achievements made with significant strength, service and sacrifice.
The day begins with a march off from Dieppe Gardens to parade to the Cenotaph at 9:45am, followed by the memorial service at 10am, which will include a reading of the names of the 158 fallen from the Afganistan theatre followed by a moment of silence and a rededication of the Cenotaph to include the years 2002 to 2014.
An interpretive panel on the grounds of the Cenotaph will also be dedicated to the service and sacrifice of those from our community who have served and sacrificed as a result of the War in Afghanistan.