This year we’ve marked some important milestones in our shared history. In August we honoured the 75th anniversary of Dieppe. In April we commemorated the 100th anniversary of Vimy. And this November we reach the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.
Like the brave heroes that fought in those great battles.
The men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces have never wavered in their resolve to defend our country, our values and our way of life.
The freedoms and the values that we cherish as Canadians exist because of the selfless sacrifices of Canadian Armed Forces members during times of war, conflict and peace.
Today we pay tribute to those that have sacrificed all and thank those that stand ready to do the same.
To all of Canada’s Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members, thank you for your service. We are indebted to you.
Lest we forget.