Nanaimo Flag Flying in Afghanistan (updated)
Sep 7, 2010
In July, 2010 Mayor and Council proudly participated in the "Flag Project" sending a City of Nanaimo flag to the Kandahar Reconstruction Team working in Afghanistan to show our support and encouragement.
The above photo shows the flag being raised at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan. Brian Bishop, Canadian Civilian Assistance Personnel (CANCAP) Supervisor, who is shown raising the flag said, " It is a great reminder of home and brings a smile to my face. Thanks again and all my best from Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan
Operation Nanaimo-Gram", organized by the Vancouver Island Military Museum in cooperation with the Mayor and Council ran from March to May, 2010 . In June, the Committee sent over 7,000 greetings from Nanaimoites to Canadian troops in Afghanistan and a city of Nanaimo flag (signed by most city clubs and organizations) to Canadian troops in Afghanistan .Nanaimo residents were unified in showing their support and encouragement. The flag in this photo will eventually be signed by Canadian soldiers and sent back to us for display at the Museum.Go to Top