Minister of National Defence Remembrance Day Message

Video / November 11, 2019

Transcript

Today we remember our women and men in uniform who have served Canada. 

75 years ago, thousands of Canadians left the comforts of their homes for places far away. They left their families, their friends, their livelihoods to fight for our country. 

It’s been 75 years since the Italian Campaign.

75 years since we stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Yours is a legacy that the current women and men of our Canadian Armed Forces carry forward with great pride.

And decades after the end of the Second World War, Canada was once again on the front lines of a major conflict. 

This year, we mark the 5thanniversary of the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan...

Once more, tens of thousands of Canadians did just as those who came before them.

Bravely defended those same values of peace, security and stability that we fought for 75 years earlier.

Today, as we observe the moment of silence, let us remember every Canadian Armed Forces member who keeps our country safe.  

Without them, we could not enjoy the freedom we have today.

Let us also remember those families who selflessly support our women and men in uniform and have throughout our history.

Let us never forget those who did not come home.

Their sacrifice was not in vain.

Lest we forget. N’oublions pas.

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