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I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
August 3-9, 2021 asPeacekeepers Week
WHEREAS; Many from the Barrie area have served and continue to serve our country in the name of peace; and
WHEREAS;  August 9th is recognized as National Canadian Peacekeepers Day; and
WHEREAS; On August 9th, forty-seven years ago, an aircraft was shot down during Peacekeeping duties, ultimately killing all nine personnel on board. It was and still is the largest loss of Canadian Peacekeepers in a single day; and
WHEREAS; The United Nations flag is raised and flown on August 9th to honour the memory of the many Canadians who have given their lives in the service of peace. It also demonstrates our continued support of the brave men and women who are currently on active duty in foreign lands; and
WHEREAS; We honour the 118 Canadian Peacekeepers and 158 Canadians who lost their lives in operations in Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS; We honour their sacrifice and the sacrifices made by their families and loved ones at home.
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie do hereby proclaim the week of August 3 to August 9, 2021 as "Peacekeepers Week" in the City of Barrie and urge all citizens to recognize the efforts made by all those that serve our country with honour. 

- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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