Today we honor the over 2.3 million Canadians who have served our nation as members of our armed forces. These men & woman have invested their lives & talent so that we can live in a peaceful & prosperous nation.
Remembrance Day was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918. The agreement went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
The first official “Remembrance Day” was held on November 11, 1931. Alan Neill introduced a bill to change the name to “Remembrance Day” and that it be celebrated on November 11.
I, like you, have had members of my family serve. If I am honest in many ways, I take for granted the sacrifices that have been made on my behalf.
Today is the day to reflect.
Could you reflect on the sacrifices?
Could you reflect on the country we live in as a result of those sacrifices?
We come together in thankfulness.
Lest we forget.
along the road with you.