Honouring Canadians who serve and protect our country

This Remembrance Day marks the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918, which ended the violence of World War I. For the last century, we have used this anniversary to honour Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in wars, peacekeeping missions and military exercises around the world.

Throughout our history, Canada’s veterans have protected our nation, our values and our way of life through their brave service—they secured the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. Our members of the Canadian armed forces continue to represent our country with honour and pride, bringing much-needed aid and support to areas in conflict. Their actions help preserve global security, freedom and peace wherever innocent lives are threatened.

poppy-flower.pngBy placing themselves at great risk to maintain peace around the world, Canada’s veterans have allowed the rest of us to live our daily lives in safety and security. Our way of life is their legacy for us all, and we must never forget the sacrifices made to protect it.

On November 11, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will honour our nation’s veterans, including the many brave individuals who sacrificed so much for us. I encourage you to wear your poppy with pride and observe a moment of silence this Sunday to remember the service and sacrifice of those that helped make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

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