Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, people across Canada come together in churches, gymnasiums, public squares and meeting halls to observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice our Veterans made and honour the courage of those who continue to serve our country today.
For many of us, enjoying a life of peace where our freedom is never threatened is all we know. However, if it wasn’t for our Veterans’ hope for a bright future and the courage to ensure it happened, we would not be presented with as many opportunities as we are today.
November 11 is an important occasion as it provides us with the chance to set aside time to reflect on the efforts of our Veterans and show our gratitude towards them.
Keeping the history of our Veterans alive is important and through education, awareness campaigns and most importantly celebrating Remembrance Day, we are able to define their heroic efforts and preserve their memory for future generations.
I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all Veterans for their service and dedication to our country. The rights and freedoms that our Veterans championed make both Canada and Halton Region a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
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