We are dedicating this edition of Guard of Honour News to Remembrance Day with coverage of the national ceremony, local NCR ceremony, and various other commemorative initiatives. This special issue is our way of honouring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country and those who are defending our freedom at home and abroad as we speak.
First, on Nov 3, CFSU(O) officers and senior non-commissioned officers stood on parade before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Then on Nov 5, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces played at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for their annual We Will Remember Them concert. On Nov 11, I had the privilege of attending the Aboriginal Veterans Day commemorative ceremony and lay a wreath on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces, before doing so on behalf of CFSU(O) at the National Remembrance Day ceremony with Honorary Colonel Dave Smith and Chief Warrant Officer Dany Dubuc by my side.
In the spirit of giving, the NDWCC is still underway. You can donate by ePledge (payroll deduction, credit card, cheque or PayPal) or paper pledge form. A new feature this year is mobile giving. To donate $5, you can simply text MILFUNDS to 4-10-10 and your donation will go towards the campaign. You can also register on the e-pledge site and enter the National VIA RAIL Giveaway draw for 4 VIA RAIL gift certificates of $250 each! Let’s be #NDWCCAllAboard!
We are pleased to announce that tickets for Holidays with the Central Band are over 60% sold. The concerts are Dec 12-13 at Centrepointe Theatres. You can purchase yours by visiting www.cafconnection.ca/National-Capital-Region/In-My-Community/Special-Events/Holidays-with-the-Central-Band.aspx.
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