The #HomeFortChallenge

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Celebrating the 2nd Annual Military Family Appreciation Day.

Build a fort at home to honour military families and share a photo of it, with the hashtag #HomeFortChallenge on social media.
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The goal of MFAD is to raise awareness of the challenges, to recognize the resiliency and to thank military families for their sacrifices, as they support their loved ones serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (regular and reserve force).

There is an evident connection between a steady home front and the unimpeded ability of the Canadian Armed Forces members to focus on their important missions. Simply put, their #HomeFort’s are the place of safety and security that military members return to when their work to protect the safety and security of Canada is done.

Their families take on all of the responsibilities of keeping these havens ready for their return. They cover everything at home willingly and without expectation of acknowledgment. They are just as much a part of the journey as the active member, but they do not wear the uniform. Our military families deserve our thanks and appreciation for shouldering these tasks alone while their military family members protect all Canadians.
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Together We Stand (TWS) is a unique Canadian organization established to honour, show appreciation, and provide recognition for the tremendously important, but often forgotten, families of the Canadian Armed Forces.


Working closely with Members of Parliament from every Federal political party, TWS established a nationally recognized day to honour Canadian military families. The third Friday in September is now known as Military Family Appreciation Day (MFAD) across the country. This year, due to COVID restrictions, TWS is encouraging Canadians to pay tribute to military families online by participating in a digital campaign giving thanks.
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Are you ready for the #HomeFortChallenge

If you’re looking to lend a hand, and help raise money for military families across Canada, you can get started and share your fort today!

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Upload your photos and videos of your forts below. Thank you for taking part in this initiative to show Canadian military families just how much they are seen and appreciated by our country!
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