OTTAWA, November 11, 2014 —Today Senator Victor Oh joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General David Johnston, Senate Speaker Noël Kinsella, local veterans and other dignitaries at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa to honour those who have and continue to serve Canada.
This year’s ceremony marks significant milestones in Canadian military history, as 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War.
“This Remembrance Day will honour the sacrifices of our soldiers throughout history and act as a reminder of Canada’s strength over adversity,” said the Senator at the National War Memorial.
Remembrance Day also holds special meaning to Canadians after last month’s violent attacks at the National
War Memorial and Saint-Jean-sur-Richlieu that took the lives of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.
“Let us take time to pay tribute and thank the brave men and women who put their lives on hold to answer the call of duty,” Senator Oh said. “It is their unwavering commitment to service that protects the values our nation holds dear: our democracy and our freedom. I encourage all Canadians to take part in local remembrance activities and learn about the contributions made by past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces.”
“Lest we forget.”
Office of the Hon. Victor Oh, Senator
Co-Chair of Canada-China Legislative Association
Senate of Canada