Remembrance Day

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Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan and Chief Warrant Officer Dominic Gaudreau

Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan, Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)
Chief Warrant Officer Dominic Gaudreau, Sergeant Major of the 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)

Every year, Remembrance Day gives us the opportunity to honour our veterans. This year, November 11th takes on a special significance in Canada’s military history as it marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War. Of the 650,000 Canadian and Newfoundland men and women who participated in that war, over 170,000 were wounded and more than 60,000 never returned home.

The enviable reputation enjoyed by Canada and by the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as the liberties, the security and the peace which we hold so dearly today are linked to the courage and to the service of our veterans. Their noble contributions to the various missions throughout the world, and their determination in the face of adversity are a source of enduring inspiration for us all. It is our duty to honour their memories and to impart the precious heritage that they left us for generations to come.

On this Remembrance Day, take the time to pay your respects and to bear witness to those who served Canada with valour, selflessness, and honour. Honour those who were wounded or who never returned home, as well as their families whose lives were devastated by the sacrifices made. Turn your thoughts, as well, to our brothers and sisters in arms who are currently serving overseas, and to their families.

Proudly wear the poppy, the symbol of Remembrance, and never forget.

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