Government of Canada marks Remembrance Day 2019

12 Novembre, 2019, 06:39 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Government of Canada marks Remembrance Day 2019

"Since then, Canadians gather on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to honour and remember those who served Canada, past and present, in times of war, military conflict and peace".

Two minutes' silence has been held at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall to mark Armistice Day.

A Veterans' Parade formed at the Delta Armouries at 10:15 a.m. and marched along Dundas Street to Wellington Road towards the park, arriving at the Cenotaph at 10:45 a.m.

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The ceremony was also broadcast live on the CTVNewsLondon.ca website.

"It has personal significance for me, I lost family in Belgium and France in the First World War". The Last Post was played, followed by wreath laying ceremonies and a closing prayer. Too many paid the ultimate price. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their protection and preservation of the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. "Let us never take freedom for granted and stand up for equality and tolerance".

"Today marks 101 years since the First World War came to an end".

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