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Afghanistan Vet Day

Brigadier General Nicolas Eldaoud

Today is the National Day of Honour for Afghanistan Veterans. It's meant to be a time for Canadians to mark the end of Canada's efforts in Afghanistan and pay tribute to members and families of Canada's Armed Forces.

The day started with as a 21-gun salute echoed over Parliament Hill as part of a ceremony to pay respects to the veterans and the dead of the long Afghanistan war got underway.

Brigadier General Nicolas Eldaoud stopped into the station to talk about the day with host Wendy Bergfeldt.

Listen audio (runs 10:40)