On November 11, we gather in our communities to remember. We remember the servicemen and servicewomen who fought defending Canada. We remember those who fell in battle, those who were wounded and those who would return home with the psychological scars of war. We honour the men and women who continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
On November 11, at 11 am, а grateful nation will pause for two minutes of silence to honour those who sacrificed so that we may be free. Throughout the history of our country, generations of Canadians answered the call to duty and defended our liberty. They fought with valour and courage. Their memory will be with us always.
Over 600 days ago, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, seeking to annihilate the Ukrainian people and destroy the Ukrainian state. The Russian armies were met by a united and defiant Ukrainian nation that fights on today, determined to defend Ukraine from Moscow’s tyranny. Russia – a criminal, genocidal state – must be defeated. We are certain the Ukrainian people will be victorious.
“The world must not lose sight of what Ukrainian soldiers are fighting and dying for and what Canadian soldiers have done and continue to do today in the defence of democracy and security in the world,” stated Captain (Retd) Andre Sochaniwsky, CD, President of the Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada. “We pay tribute to those who fought defending our freedom and our way of life.”
Lest We Forget.
The UCC encourages everyone to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in their communities and to support the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign.
For more information please see here: Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign