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Quotes from Friday's National Day of Honour to commemorate Afghan mission

OTTAWA - Quotes about the National Day of Honour commemorating the war in Afghanistan.

"Too often in the past, our Armed Forces have returned to Canada from their trials with little fanfare. Not so today. Canadians across the country came out in force, united in appreciation, to honour the bravery, heroism, strength and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom and security in Afghanistan." — Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


"We have gathered on Parliament Hill to take a moment in our busy lives to offer our profound respect and appreciation to those of you who served so capably and sacrificed so much. For more than a dozen years, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces served with honour and distinction in Afghanistan." — Gov.-Gen. David Johnston.


"The men and women from all over Canada who served in the Armed Forces did incredible work in Afghanistan, from which we all draw pride. Though it has recently ended, we must continue working, both diplomatically and on the ground, to realize the goals of the mission we commemorate today." — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.


"The servicemen and women who participated in Canada’s mission in Afghanistan consistently demonstrated tremendous bravery and sacrifice." — Liberal defence critic Joyce Murray.


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