KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Families of fallen Canadian soldiers are in Afghanistan paying respects to their lost loved ones at Kandahar Airfield.
One-by-one, the families laid wreaths by the etched plaques that bear a likeness of soldiers who have died as part of the Afghan mission.
The wiped tears from their eyes with scarves on as blustery a day as there has been in a long time in southern Afghanistan.
The visit affords the families a chance to see the sprawling military base where their lost loved ones lived and worked.
One hundred and fifty-four Canadian soldiers, two aid workers, a journalist and a diplomat have died as part of the mission in Afghanistan.
The families of Pte. Braun Woodfield, Warrant Officer Richard Nolan, Cpl. Nicholas Bulger, Cpl. Joshua Baker, Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Blake, Sgt. Martin Goudreault, Sgt. James MacNeil and Pte. Andrew Miller took part in the ceremony.