Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

August 19, 2007 13:19 ET

Media Advisory: Military Vigil to Honour Fallen Soldier

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2007) - Media are welcome to attend a short act of remembrance honouring a Canadian soldier, Private Simon Longtin from the Royal 22nd Regiment (Vandoos) of Québec. The soldier died Sunday in Afghanistan when the convoy in which he was travelling was "hit by" a roadside bomb.

The vigil will be held at the Canadian Forces display at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) grounds, commencing at 1500, Sunday August 19th, and will run approximately twenty-minutes.

Ceremonies of honour and respect for fallen comrades are an important component of military culture and contribute to the mourning and healing process for family and close friends.

Contact Information

  • National Defence Public Affairs
    James Sebe
    Cell: (647) 883-6987