International Day of UN Peacekeepers


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Hello Everyone:  Today, May 29th, is International Day of UN Peacekeepers.  According to Veterans Affairs, Canada’s role in peacekeeping began in 1956 and our peacekeepers have served around the world. More than 125,000 Canadian Armed Forces members have served in dozens of countries over the past 7 decades.  They typically wear blue helmets or berets which have become iconic.  More than 4,000 RCMP members have also participated in peacekeeping missions.  The missions have included monitoring ceasefires, patrolling buffer zones, acting as an intermediary between clashing groups, investigating violations, clearing landmines, looking into war crimes, seizing weapons, protecting refugees and providing humanitarian assistance.  Approximately 130 Canadian Armed Forces members have died during peace support operations and many more have suffered physical and psychological wounds that can last a lifetime.

We hope you’ll take a moment today to remember the service of all UN peacekeepers,  and on August 9th, National Peacekeepers’ Day, we will particularly remember Canadian Peacekeepers.


President, Cloverdale Legion Br. 6



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