On Remembrance Day . . .
Ottawa, ON - November 10, 2015
On Remembrance Day, and every day of the year, thanks are owed to our Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP Veterans. Their service has had an incredible impact on our country and, at the same time, it has often taken an enormous toll on them and their families.
As we gather together on November 11th to show our appreciation to our Veterans, we must remember also those who continue to serve our country. At home and abroad, men and women put on their uniforms every day and sacrifice much for the security and freedom of Canadians.
On the home front, their family members miss loved ones on holidays and milestones, and often put their careers and livelihoods on hold to support their spouse as they serve our country. Their sacrifices must not be forgotten.
As I begin my new mandate on November 11th, I am proud and grateful to be part of a team that works year round to ensure Veterans and their families are treated fairly and efforts are made to properly support them.
Lest we forget.
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