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September 18, 2019 — Defence Stories

CAF members are encouraged to give presentations at schools and other community organizations during Veterans’ Week 2019 (Nov 5-11) to highlight the important work they do on behalf of Canadians and as a tribute to all veterans, past and present, who have served their country.

Last year, the National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program received an unprecedented number of requests for a CAF speaker from Regular or Reserve Force member — a little over 2,600 — and filled 2,322 of those requests, reaching 667,000 Canadians.

The 2019 theme, “Faces of Freedom,” commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign, the 70th anniversary of NATO, and the 5th anniversary of the end of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan.

If you are interested in participating, or have already agreed to give a presentation, please let us know by registering via the electronic registration form (link accessible only on the National Defence network) located on the Defence Team’s Veterans’ Week web page (link accessible only on the National Defence network)

To better assist you in your preparation, presentations, speeches, slide shows, and a video will be available on the Veterans’ Week CAF resource web page.

To request access to this page, please call 1-833-223-8322 or e-mail to DNDRemembrance.SouvenirMDN@forces.gc.ca.

Your participation is key to the program’s success — help us put a face to service and remembrance.

Please refer to the CDS Tasking OrderC (link accessible only on the National Defence network) and CANFORGEN (link accessible only on the National Defence network) for more information.

If you have any questions, contact the National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program coordinator at 1-833-223-8322 or DNDRemembrance.SouvenirMDN@forces.gc.ca.

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