Happy Holidays from the Canadian Army Command Team
With the holiday period once again upon us, we would like to wish all of our Canadian Army family the very best of the season.
And we join all Canadians in saying “thank you” for your extraordinary efforts in responding to the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 has created this past year.
You, along with our colleagues from across the Canadian Armed Forces, made Operation LASER, the Canadian Armed Forces’ response to the pandemic, a success. Together, you were a source of much-needed care and comfort to many of our most vulnerable citizens.
We are fiercely proud of your hard work, which included on-site medical support at dozens of long-term care facilities. Some of you cooked or cleaned. Others aided residents with personal hygiene, or simply accompanied them on walks, offering a friendly face and sympathetic ear while they were separated from loved ones.
Those efforts were bolstered by members working off-site on planning, as well as maintaining and delivering essential personal protective equipment, and in many other supportive capacities.
Our Canadian Rangers did outstanding work in the most remote communities. They not only provided essential logistical support and humanitarian assistance, but also provided data that helped us respond more effectively.
We are equally grateful to those who weren’t on the COVID frontlines. Circumstances required us to effectively shut down – and quickly. For many, the…