When: Monday May 29, 2017 at 7 PM


Program: A panel composed of Jewish veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces will
discuss their military experience as Jews, spanning eight decades of
service, and specific issues encountered and surmounted.


Panel: Honorary Colonel David Hart, MM, CD
HCol Hart, aged 99 ¾, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield as a
young Sergeant at Dieppe. He is the longest serving Honorary Colonel in the Canadian


Major-General (retired) Edward Fitch, OMM, MSM, CD
MGen Fitch is only the second Jewish member of the Canadian Armed Forces to attain
the rank of major-general. He served multiple tours with NATO and UN forces around
the world.


Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Dr. Markus Martin, CD, MDCM
Dr. Markus Martin, a distinguished Montreal-based physician, commanded 51st Medical
Company in Canada’s Army Reserve prior to his operational deployment to Afghanistan.


Moderator: Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Garber, CD

HLCol Rick Garber served 32 years in the Army Reserve, including command of the Brockville Rifles regiment.


A Reception will follow
Westmount Armoury Officers’ Mess
4625 Ste-Catherine Street West
Montreal QC H3Z 1S4
*There are 22 stairs to climb and no elevator