Afghanistan memorial unveiled on Parliament Hill
An Afghanistan memorial was unveiled on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, as the training mission begins to wind down ahead of its conclusion on March 31, 2014.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay will attend the unveiling. Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare, who served as Deputy Commander Police for the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, will be attending in lieu of the Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson.
Troops deployed in the second rotation of Canada's contribution to the NATO training mission in Afghanistan started coming home at the end of June.
Throughout the months of June and July, approximately 900 Canadian military personnel will be deployed in the area of Kabul, gradually replacing Canadian military members who were deployed in the second rotation.
The troops will participate in the final rotation of Operation Attention from June 2013 to March 2014.
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