Recognizing Afghanistan War Veterans
The City of Windsor is looking to recognize Canadian Armed Forces peacekeepers and Afghanistan War veterans.
If approved by Windsor Council tonight, the words Afghanistan War 2002-2014 will be engraved in the city’s cenotaph at City Hall Square.
Councillor Ron Jones says to recognize peacekeepers, a memorial will be placed in Reaume Park at the foot of Pilette Rd. “We have not recognized our peacekeepers as other cities have. The end of the Afghan War and the withdrawal of our troops has just happened in the last few weeks, the timing is right.”
If approved, veterans would like to see the engraving done by May 9, the day chosen by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to recognize the Afghanistan War. They also hope to have the memorial complete by August 9, International Peacekeepers Day.