Canadian soldiers killed in duty will be remembered this holiday season by having messages written to them on a Memory Tree.
Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba is launching the annual event today as a way to provide a beautiful, tangible way for people grieving a loss to acknowledge and remember loved ones during the holidays.
Volunteers will b on hand at all times to accommodate those who wish to leave a message on the tree.
The launch will take place at St. Vital Centre at 10 a.m. in front of The Bay. Collège Jeanne-Sauvé Senior High School Choir and Piper will perform, as well as Jamie Kubasiewicz.
Wendy Hayward — mother of Corporal James (Jim) Hayward Arnal — will also attend. Arnal was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in July 2008.