Today is National Peacekeeper's Day. A number of our Legion members are former Peacekeeper's. Their service and sacrifice was just as important as our War veterans.Today is National Peacekeepers’ Day. We salute the sacrifices and achievements of our brave peacekeepers. #CanadaRemembers
Canada has an enviable reputation around the world as being a nation willing to stand up in the cause of peace and freedom. Canadian service men and women have taken part in a wide variety of international peace support efforts over the years and to honour this proud tradition of service, August 9th is annually observed as National Peacekeepers’ Day in our country. Pictured is a Canadian Armed Forces member with local children in Bosnia during a multinational mission there in the 1990s. Photo: Department of National Defence
Airborne mission commander Captain William Todd Fielding was doing pre-landing checks as they headed into the forward operating base at Ma’sum Ghar, situated near Taliban strongholds. There were 13 soldiers, six crew and two U.S. civilians aboard the Chinook, known as Blowtorch 61.