Canada: Saint-Michel’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community honours veterans

Source: globalnews.ca

 Saint-Michel's Muslim community honoured veterans during an early Remembrance Day ceremony. Friday November 08, 2019. Sylvain Trudeau / Global News

Saint-Michel’s Muslim community honoured veterans during an early Remembrance Day ceremony. Friday November 08, 2019. Sylvain Trudeau / Global News

Saint-Michel’s Muslim community is honouring those who have served Canada with a special ceremony.

This is the ninth year the Muslims for Remembrance campaign has taken place across the country, but Friday’s event in the neighborhood of Saint-Michel was the first one held in Montreal.

The solemn ceremony was organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. It’s being celebrated now because it’s National Aboriginal Veterans Day, a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service.

A look at the Muslims that fought for Canada in both World Wars -https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1086126147941/?jwsource=cl

Veterans from the area were invited to the event, including Michael Benigno, the chief of the Saint-Jean Ambulance Division.

“For me, it’s a first, and I’m very honoured to see [it],” Benigno said.

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