Tears streamed down Michael Hornburg’s face as the names of nearly 300 fallen peacekeepers were read aloud yesterday — one of which was his son’s.

Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007, is one of many names that spans the Wall of Honour.

“It was very, very powerful because sitting at my feet was my 13-week-old granddaughter sleeping away in her little basket, just the picture of peace and safety,” said the elder Hornburg.

The day was powerful for guest of honour Warrant Officer Patrick Tower as well.

Tower was the first-ever recipient of the Star of Military Valour in 2006 for leading his fellow troops when they were barraged by members of the Taliban.

“This is a huge honour for me because the men and women on this wall mean everything in the world to me and their sacrifice.”