Peacekeeping casualties to be remembered with service in Victoria

Lone Canadian casualty since last year's memorial to be honoured

Peacekeepers Memorial Day will be marked with a service at the B.C. Legislature grounds Thursday night (Aug. 9).

Following a 6:30 p.m. performance by the band of Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre, Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, will join members of the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association and other groups for the service, which starts at 7 p.m.

The event is held each year to honour Canadian Forces members who died in peacekeeping operations. Prior to the minute of silence, poppies with a ‘UN blue’ ribbon attached will be placed on a wreath on the cenotaph.

Master Cpl. Byron Greff of Lacombe, Alta., the lone Canadian Forces member to die on duty since this date last year, will be remembered in the ceremony.

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