The National Day of Honour will be marked at 15 Wing Moose Jaw Friday.
ADDS DATE OF CRASH - FILE - A US Marine tries to take cover, perched on a container, trying to shelter from the dust as a Chinook helicopter arrives to pick up supplies at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, in this June 9, 2011 file photo. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says 31 U.S. special forces and seven Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter, similar to the one shown crashed in eastern Wardak province Saturday Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
Ceremonies across the country will also be held commemorating the strength and sacrifices made by members of the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. They will use recognize and support the friends and families of fallen soldiers.
The event – open to the public in Hangar 7 – is expected to begin at 10:45 a.m. and last approximately one hour.
In honour of the fallen, including former Times-Herald reporter Michelle Lang, two minutes of silence will be observed across the country at 11:30 a.m.