To recognize the end of Canada’s military mission to Afghanistan – which includes the contribution of Saskatchewan people – municipalities are encouraged to organize an appropriate flag ceremony and to find ways to share this historic event on March 12.
At the provincial level, a ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. that day at the special flag pole in front of the Prince of Wales Entrance at the Legislative Building. A Canadian flag will be symbolically raised to full height to honour the contributions of Saskatchewan people, both military and civilian, who served in Afghanistan.
For more than a decade, on behalf of Canada, men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, public servants and civilians have made enormous sacrifices to help Afghans rebuild Afghanistan into a viable country that is better governed, more stable and secure.
The names of 17 people with ties to Saskatchewan who have perished in the conflict are enshrined on the Saskatchewan War Memorial, located just west of the Legislative Building.
To learn more about the March 12 ceremony, contact the Government of Saskatchewan’s Protocol Office by phone at 306-787-8965, toll free at 1-877-427-5505 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Canada’s engagement to Afghanistan, visit:http://www.afghanistan.gc.ca/canada-afghanistan/index.aspx