By Maj. Jennifer Stadnyk
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs
true example of the strong relationship our two countries hold, Admiral Gortney
presented Lt.-Gen Parent, the outgoing Deputy Commander with the United States
Legion of Merit – Degree of Officer and General Lawson presented the U.S.
Northern Command Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt.-Gen Dubie with the Canadian
Meritorious Service Medal for dedication; two of the highest military honors to
be bestowed on those who serve our nations.
relationship between Canada and the United States has been forged over years of
mutual defense and security needs; however it has also grown from a defense
partnership to a familial partnership, which has extended into the Colorado
Springs community. Each year, the Canada Day event serves as an opportunity for
the robust Canadian community to express their thanks to businesses and
organizations from their continuing support to Canada since the signing of the
NORAD Agreement in 1958.