This Remembrance Week, we honour all of the brave Canadians who have served our country for the freedom and prosperity that we enjoy. We honour those who fought and served in the First and Second World Wars the Korean War, Peacekeeping missions and in Afghanistan.
During this week, we also honour our veterans and those who have served and continue to serve our country in the Canadian Armed Forces. 2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. November 11, 2020 will mark 100 years of Remembrance in Toronto. November 8 marks Indigenous Veterans Day. They paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reminded of the value of community, resilience, and sacrifice for the greater good that embodies Remembrance Day. Our country has risen to great challenges in the past, and we will overcome this pandemic together.
While attending services is discouraged due to the pandemic, I encourage all of my fellow Ontarians to observe Remembrance Day 2020 by wearing a poppy, participating in a virtual service, learning about the brave men and women who fought for Canada, or by marking two minutes of silence at 11:00am on November 11th.
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.