Moose Jaw's flag will find a temporary home in Afghanistan

Carter Haydu
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The image of a moose’s head will soon be flapping in the breeze over Kandahar City, courtesy of the City of Moose Jaw.

On Friday morning, Mayor Glenn Hagel presented Moose Jaw’s Maj. Bill Green with the city’s flag in council chambers.

Green, a Saskatchewan Dragoons reserve soldier who is serving with the Canadian Forces in Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, is participating in a flag project whereby solders’ hometown flags are flown an the entrance of the camp during the duration of their tour.

“I’m very honoured and quite touched,” Green said as the mayor handed over the flag. “I know the soldiers from Moose Jaw and district will take pride.

“This is just a very important visible sign that our city is behind us.” Bill Green

“This is just a very important visible sign that our city is behind us.”

The 57-year-old Prairie South School Division teacher is in Moose Jaw, taking a brief leave from his tour in Afghanistan, which began in October and lasts until May. Green said there are three local soldiers currently serving in the war.

Organizations: Canadian Forces, Prairie South School Division

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Afghanistan, Kandahar

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