Local MPP Bob Bailey is one of those who is reaching out to encourage members of the community to respect the contributions of those who paid the ultimate price.
"From Vimy Ridge in WWI, to Dieppe, the Italian Campaign and Juno Beach in WWII, defending Seoul during the Korean war to restoring stability in Bosnia, and from Rwanda to Kandahar — during the world's darkest hours — it was Canadians who answered the call," said Bailey.
"Remembrance Day gives us an opportunity to remember those who have worn our country's uniform and have given the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Canadian values. Their sacrifice for Canada is something that we must never take for granted. The debt we owe is insurmountable."
During the time-honoured wave of silence, Ontarians will pause to remember the brave soldiers, sailors, air men and women who gave their lives in service of Canada and our values. We remember their sacrifices and cherish the country they made possible.
“I encourage everyone in our community to take a moment to remember our veterans’ bravery, their determination, and their conviction that has led to our military successes and has afforded us the peace and prosperity we enjoy today,” said Bailey. “In Summer 2011, I was fortunate enough to join a group of 1st Hussars from Sarnia and London to visit battle sites in Europe, attend the D-Day Memorial service at Juno Beach and tour Vimy Ridge as well as many Commonwealth cemeteries.”
Bailey added that we can all be grateful for the contribution of Canada's forces over the years.
"On behalf of the residents of Sarnia-Lambton, our deepest gratitude lies with all of the men and women who have bravely served and continue to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces."
Lest we forget.