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Canadian Minister of Defense Pays Visit to USS Arizona Memorial

July 18, 2012

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 16, 2012) Herb Weatherwax, left, a U.S. Army Pearl Harbor attack survivor, shakes hands with Peter MacKay, Canadian Minister of National Defense, at the Arizona Memorial Museum. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Canadian Forces photo by: MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Released)

 

PEARL HARBOR HAWAII (July 16, 2012) – The Honourable Peter MacKay (left), Canadian Minister of National Defence, assisted by Neil McBride (right), Protocol Officer, Maritime Forces Pacific, lays a wreath July 16 2012 to honour the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor (two of whom were Canadian) Dec. 7, 1941. Canadian Forces photo by : MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera/RELEASED

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