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Remembrance Day Canada 2016
Friday November 11 2016
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
“Today, we pause to remember and honour the Canadian men and women who have served our country and fought for freedom around the world.
“Time may fade, but our memories cannot. We all have a duty to hold the torch high, and to keep its flame alight. Liberty’s cause beats deeply within our hearts, and every generation of Canadians has answered the call to serve.
“We must remember that, during the First and Second World Wars, Canada and Newfoundland fought side by side. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, when a generation of Newfoundlanders laid down their lives in defence of the freedom, democracy, and diversity that we enjoy today.
“From Ypres to Vimy Ridge, Dieppe to Juno Beach – we will not forget. From Korea to the Suez, Cyprus to Kandahar – we will not forget. We remember yesterday’s youth, far from home, who fought for reason and progress. They stood up to tyranny and stood for liberty, and sacrificed their future for the future of so many.
“We honour Canada’s bravest, who stand shoulder to shoulder with our allies around the world. Every day, they face down the threat of terrorism, and protect the values we cherish most.
“At 11:00 am, I encourage all Canadians – no matter where you are – to observe the two minutes of silence. When we remember, we must remember war as it was and as it is. Freedom’s terrible price is known but to the few who have fought for it.
“That is why today we stand sombre and silent, with poppies close to our hearts, and take the time to remember.
“Lest we forget.”
Premier of British Columbia statement on Remembrance Day
Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
“Every year, Canadians from every region and from all walks of life come together to pay tribute to the men and women who served our country.
“The 11th day of the 11th month was chosen because 98 years ago, it was hoped that moment marked the end to all wars.
“Since that first Remembrance Day, tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers have answered the call – and fallen – in another World War, as well as conflicts in Korea, Afghanistan, Syria and peacekeeping assignments in places like Cyprus, Croatia, and Bosnia. Many of them paid the ultimate price so that we can sleep safely each night and so our children will grow up safe and free.
“We honour their memory by preserving what they fought for: peace, freedom and a Canada where differences are settled not with violence, but with discussion and democracy. If we live up to the ideals they fought for, their sacrifice will not have been in vain. We owe them nothing less.
“To all those who serve, and have served this country, and to the families that support them: thank you. We will never forget.”
THIS FROM A WEBSITE ON REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016
This website is mainly about Remembrance Day in Canada but you can also find information about this holiday in other countries.
On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers) are commemorated.
The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) marks the end of the first world war in the UK – this date and time was made into Remembrence Day in commonwealth countries.
In Canada, Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday in most provinces and territories with a noteable exception of Ontario.
Each year we get many emails from people wondering why isn’t this day observed in every provinces and territories.
The Ode of Remembrance
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.
In the First World War 61,000 Canadians died, in the Second World War 42,000 Canadians died.
Many of these soldiers were dual citizens serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Your website states “On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers) are commemorated”.
Is this correct? My understanding is that Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate those who have died during war in the service of their country. It seems what your website is suggesting a “Veteran’s Day” or an “Armed Forces Day”, recognizing those who had served or are still serving in our country’s armed forces.
As a retired Canadian Forces Officer I believe it is appropriate to recognize the contributions of our serving military men and women, but not on a day originally set aside to recognize our fallen soldiers.
I am from Vancouver and i wanted to say that the first world war started because at that time in history all of the colonies in the world had been taken by various European countries and the only way for a European country to get more colonies was to fight another European country.
Before that there wasn’t a need to go to war for that reason.After the first world war European countries made millions of dollars at Germany’s expense even though all the countries were equally responsible for wanting to get more colonies.These days the wars are fought for the same reasons.
Russia did the right thing in 1917 and withdrew from the war.
It is time for a change.It will be the working class in the world that will make the change.Humanity has survived slavery in the period of antiquity and again in the 16th and 17th century.
We managed to get through feudalism and now there is just one more hurdle to get rid of.that is capitalism.Then things can begin to be done for the good of the people which is impossible under capitalism. (Stan Squires)
Seeing that 9 of our proviences and territories have it as a stat holiday I think Ontario where the capital of Canada is should recognize it as a holiday I feel that it\’s only fair and that Nova Scotia and Quebec should follow suit too. (Travis Austin)
As a retired Canadian and member of the RCAF, this is my contribution for Remembrance Day 2013 as Canada remembers our Canadian Forces. When you are done, please click “share” at the bottom of the video. This will post it to your wall, so your friends can see it too !:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVunLjg5Zr4 (Gerry Malone)
As a teacher, I feel that Remembrance Day should not be a designated holiday.
Having children in school gives us the opportunity to bring the younger generation together
to honour this very significant day; to pay their respects, to reflect, and hopefully, to learn from the past.
If children are at home, in all likelihood, they will not have a moment of silence at the 11th hour.
As a result, many will never fully understand or appreciate what Remembrance Day is all about.
I am leery about making Remembrance Day into a stat holiday, as I think it would end up as “just another day off” or a shopping day. At least in schools, children have their ceremonies, and there are various ceremonies in different cities that one can attend.
I fear that if it becomes a holiday, we will forget. And that’s not good!
For more information about Armistice Day / Remembrance Day visit the following websites:
Remembrance Day Videos 2016
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