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Premier Doug Ford Honours Canadian Heroes

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Premier Doug Ford Honours Canadian Heroes

Remembrance Day campaign will honour members of the Canadian Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice

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TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford announced the launch of this year's Remembrance Day campaign, honouring members of the Canadian Armed Forces, past and present, for their service during times of war, conflict and peace. The campaign includes a video honouring the heroism of the Canadian Armed Forces.

"Most of us will never know the horrors of war or understand the sacrifices our Canadian Armed Forces made, and continue making, to protect this country and keep us safe," said Ford. "These men and women are true heroes and many of them walk among us today."

The Premier highlighted the service, sacrifice and legacy of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, right up to the present day. "To serve your country in a time of war is to take great risks on your country's behalf. Our Remembrance Day campaign focuses on the heroism of the Canadian Armed Forces. Whether they served in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the war in Afghanistan or any other conflict, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces represent the very best of our country, our people and our values. We remember not only their service and sacrifice, but also their valour and accomplishments. We owe them so much."

He added, "I encourage you to join your local community on November 11 to show your respect and gratitude. Lest we forget."

Quick Facts

  • During Remembrance Week, beginning on November 5, 2018, Ontarians can participate by organizing a Remembrance Day or a Remembrance Week event and share their gratitude and respect online by using the hashtag #RemembranceDay.
  • On November 11, Ontarians can honour Canadian veterans and active service members by observing a moment of silence at 11 a.m. during the Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance in front of the Legislative Assembly or watch it online. Ontarians can also join their friends and neighbours for a Remembrance Day ceremony taking place in their community.

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