Remembrance Day 2007

A reflection on Remembrance Day by Anthony Salloum of the Rideau Institute…

Today at 11:00 am, Canadians, young and old, will take a moment to pause and remember those who gave their lives serving their country.

Canada has evolved into a mature democracy peacefully, but countless Canadians have sacrificed their lives in two world wars, peacekeeping missions, and most recently in Afghanistan.

Irrespective of whether we agree or disagree on the nature of Canada’s current mission in Afghanistan, Canadians are united in their respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by Canadian men and women in Khandahar, and their families.

We will all pause, reflect and give thanks. And, we will never forget. I for one, will redouble my efforts to achieve peace at home, and around the world. We owe it to those we remember today.

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