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National Day of Honour pays tribute

   - Gaeil Farrar photo
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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 first vice-president Gordon Keener lays a wreath at the legion cenotaph at noon on Friday, May 9 to mark the end of the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan with the National Day of Honour.

Legion president Bonnie O’Neill (left), treasurer Wayne Reeves, veteran Gerald Martin (saluting) and past-president Joyce Norberg participated in the ceremony.

A total of 16 military people from the Williams Lake area served in Afghanistan, O’Neill said.

The local ceremony coincided with the national ceremony held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where veterans of all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces and families gathered to pay tribute to the fallen, the sacrifices of the wounded and the special burden borne by military families.

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