Remembering Ontario's Veterans
Premier McGuinty Pays Tribute To Soldiers At Queen's Park
Ontarians gathered at a Ceremony of Remembrance at Queen's Park today to honour our war veterans.
Premier Dalton McGuinty joined Brigadier-General F.A. Lewis, Major-General Richard Rohmer (Retired), members of the Canadian Forces, cadets and school children in paying tribute to soldiers past and present for their sacrifice and duty.
The ceremony included a reading of In Flanders Fields, a youth pledge and a 21-gun salute performed by the 7th Toronto Regiment RCA National Defence. Representatives of veterans groups and 13 countries also laid wreaths.
This is the fifth commemoration to take place at The Veterans' Memorial. Over 1,000 people attended last year's ceremony.
“We cannot repay the debt we owe our veterans, but we can ensure that their courage is never forgotten. And we can give meaning to their sacrifice by upholding the values they fought for and so many died for.”
“The soldiers, sailors and airmen -- veterans of the Second World War -- are most grateful that their service is so universally recognized across Canada, and particularly by the people and Government of Ontario.”