Minister of National Defence pays tribute in Belgium

November 10, 2017

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, the Minister of National Defence, joined the Government of Canada delegation in Belgium today to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele at Tyne Cot Cemetery. The delegation continued on to a commemorative ceremony at the Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Memorial, where they honoured the Canadian doctor who penned the world-renowned poem, In Flanders Fields. The delegation wrapped up their day at the Passchendaele Canadian Memorial joining the locals for their annual torchlight procession to Market Square, commemorating the Canadian victory a century ago at Passchendaele on November 10, 1917.

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