Paying tribute to Canada’s Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
join local Veterans, community leaders, and fellow constituents at a Remembrance Day ceremony honouring Canada’s brave men and women on November 11th.
As in the past 4 years, a service will be held at the Esplanade prior to the march to the Cenotaph at the Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, where the wreath will be laid after a moment of silence.
The ceremony will build upon the important milestones marked by the Government of Canada this past year, including the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, and the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. Between now and 2020, the Government of Canada will continue to commemorate the milestone anniversaries of Canada’s many accomplishments and sacrifices during the two World Wars.
- Since Confederation, more than 2.3 million Canadians have served in Canada’s armed forces to defend freedom, democracy, and the rule of law – with more than 118,000 having given their lives.
- During the month of November, Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed to make our world a safer place. Learn more at veterans.gc.ca/iremember.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has invested $4.7 billion in new funding to improve the benefits and services provided to Canada’s Veterans and their families.
“It is imperative that we recognize our Veterans and thank them for their sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom and our way of life. We should also thank all of our Canadian Forces members for their ongoing service to our great nation of Canada. Lest we Forget.”