Operation Supply Drop Joins National Peacekeepers’ Remembrance in Canada
National Peacekeepers’ Day marks a day of remembrance for nine Canadians killed on August 9th, 1974 while on a peacekeeping mission. It’s a day observed with respect and reverence, just as it was recently when a group of Veterans and civilians gathered at Remembrance Gardens for London, Ontario’s Peacekeeper Day and Korean Veterans Memorial service. This ceremony was especially important as a new Peacekeeping Stone was dedicated at the garden site.
For the second year, Operation Supply Drop London, Ontario was on hand to support The Remember November 11 Association, the nonprofit that organized this event. The organization is at the heart of the development of Remembrance Gardens, their growing vision of a Flanders Field in London, complete with a poppy garden. London’s Civilian Co-Leader Jay McDonnell reported that OSD team members were remembered by London’s mayor, Matt Brown, from their previous work at the gardens. Brown was happy to introduce the team members to others at the ceremony.
OSD London has several upcoming events planned, many with a decidedly more upbeat and fun feel geared towards today’s veterans. However, the team readily recognizes that events like this – an important occasion of tribute – are significant ones for the team to support and remember why we serve.