“Today, we come together to honour the brave Canadians. … They’ve built peace. They’ve defended democracy.” 

A Statement by the Canada’s Prime Minister on Remembrance Day 

Posted November 11th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Canadian soldiers, about to assualt the beaches of Normandy, France, D-Day, June 6, 1944

Ottawa, Ontario –  The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:

“Today, we come together to honour the brave Canadians in uniform who have served our country throughout our history. They’ve built peace. They’ve defended democracy. And they’ve enabled countless people to live in freedom – at home and around the world.

“Remembrance Day <https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance> was first held in 1919 on the first anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended the First World War.

“A century later, our respect and admiration for Canada’s fallen and veterans has not wavered. We owe them and their families an immeasurable debt of gratitude.

Canadian solders, after liberating the shores of France in June, 1944

“We honour all those who have served, including the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit veterans and current service members. 

“Today, we pay tribute to our veterans, to those who have been injured in the line of duty, and to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They stood for liberty, and sacrificed their future for the future of others. Their selflessness and courage continue to inspire Canadians who serve today. 

“At 11:00 a.m., I encourage everyone to observe the two minutes of silence in recognition of the brave Canadians who fought for us. Today, we thank our service members, past and present, for all they have done to keep us and people around the world safe. They represent the very best of what it means to be Canadian. 

“Lest we forget.”

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One response to ““Today, we come together to honour the brave Canadians. … They’ve built peace. They’ve defended democracy.” 

  1. Gary Screaton Page

    Remembrance Day! Thanks to so many who attended ceremonies to commemorate. With a daughter-in-law still serving, a son now retired from service due to injuries received while serving, and several other family members having served, I for one appreciate the support of our vets. Too bad our government does not take better care of them.
    We have well over 3000 homeless vets. Further, the Army reported an increase in active-duty suicides in 2018. Out of 300 total reports, 138 came from the active-duty side ― 22 more than in 2017, Defence Department statistics show (Feb 4, 2019).
    Lest we forget!


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