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Remembering Pte Nathan Smith

Photo: CFB Halifax

Karen Sutherland (left), who laid a wreath on behalf of all Memorial Cross recipients at the Remembrance Day ceremony last November at Halifax’s Grand Parade, is presented with the Canadian flag that was flown at the ceremony that day. Sutherland’s brother, Pte Nathan Smith, was killed in 2002 during a live fire exercise in the theatre of operations when deployed to Afghanistan with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (third battalion).

Sutherland was joined for the presentation by her son, Connor and parents, Charlotte and Lloyd Smith (pictured) along with a number of close friends and colleagues. The presentation took place at CFB Halifax on April 17, 2018, a particularly poignant day for the family as it marks the 16th anniversary of Pte Smith’s tragic passing.