Vol. 148, No. 8 — April 9, 2014


SI/2014-27 April 9, 2014


Proclamation Declaring May 9, 2014 as a “National Day of Honour” (Afghanistan Mission)




ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern,


Deputy Attorney General


Whereas Canadians, both at home and abroad, have honourably, courageously and loyally served Canada by participating in the Afghanistan mission from 2001 to 2014;

Whereas March 31, 2014 marks the end of the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan;

Whereas the strength and courage demonstrated by our men and women in uniform serving on the battlefield and supported by personnel from other government departments have advanced the national interests of Canada in the fight against terrorism;

Whereas the families of our men and women of Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast have admirably and consistently supported the sacrifices being made by those serving in Afghanistan;

Whereas it is desirable to build and strengthen an appreciation in Canadians for their contribution to the Afghanistan campaign and to promote the special role our families and communities play when our sons and daughters are in foreign lands;

Whereas it is desirable to recognize our appreciation for the sacrifice of all those who serve our great nation and all those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom;

And whereas, by Order in Council P.C. 2014-281 of March 17, 2014, the Governor in Council ordered that a proclamation do issue declaring May 9, 2014 as a “National Day of Honour”;

Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our proclamation declare May 9, 2014 as a “National Day of Honour”.

Of all which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these presents may concern are required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.

In testimony whereof, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be affixed to it. WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this seventeenth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and fourteen and in the sixty-third year of Our Reign.

By Command,
Deputy Registrar General of Canada