LCol Adam Battista, CWO Crystal Krammer, and all members of the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) would like to cordially invite all distinguished MP Veterans to a Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, November 4, 2016.
This ceremony will bring the Staff and Students together with our Veterans and former members to pay their respects and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving with the C Pro C, RCAF Service Police, RCAF Police, RCN Shore Patrol, RCN Police, and Canadian Military Police.
Those wishing to attend should arrive at 1015 hrs, 4 November 2016 at the main entrance of the Col Stone Building (538 Cambrai Rd, Borden Ontario) adjacent to the cenotaph. Guests should be seated no later than 1040 hrs. There will be a seating area for honoured veterans and or former members not wishing or unable to parade.
After the ceremony, all attendees are invited to attend The Thunderbird Centre, inside the Col Stone Bldg to enjoy a warm snack and beverages with past colleagues, staff, and students.
Article by Capt Joanna Labonte, Public Affairs Officer, CF MP Gp
Originally from Sept-Îles, Québec, retired Military Police member Master Corporal André Girard served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 15 years. In September 2007, while deployed in Afghanistan, André was shot in the head during a military patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. His injury was serious and his recuperation and rehabilitation have been a long and challenging journey. He has worked hard to rehabilitate and has since medically released from the CAF. As a military veteran, André now serves as a member of Team Canada on the 2016 Invictus Games. At this year’s games, André competed in the indoor rowing competitions. André explains that next year will be ten years since he was injured in Afghanistan. “I want to show the world, not only did I survive my injury, but ten years later, I am hoping I will make the team again and go for gold on home soil.”