On November 11th, we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of the women and men who have served Canada and whose lives have forever changed. It was truly an honour to represent the Government of Canada at Queen’s Park for Ontario’s Ceremony of Remembrance this morning.
Every year in our household we remember my Dad, who landed at Juno Beach as part of the 30th Battalion and then defended the bridge at Nijmegen. We also remember Peter’s father, who was a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.
And we always read my father-in-law’s favourite poem:
The drum is silent now,
And the wind sighs
Where once they walked;
And the stars, which watched
The valour of their days,
At each new dusk
We remember. We are grateful for those who serve today.