Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
– Veterans Affairs Canada (veterans.gc.ca)
More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in World War I (1914 to 1918), World War II (1939 to 1845), the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and other wars and conflicts.
More than 118,000 Canadians have died serving Canada and helping to protect the values of our country and the free world.
Please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website at veterans.gc.ca for an educational backgrounder on Remembrance Day. It includes the following statement:
“The Canadians who went off to war in distant lands went in the belief that the values and beliefs enjoyed by Canadians were being threatened. They truly believed that "without freedom there can be no ensuring peace and without peace no enduring freedom."
Beverly Memorial Cenotaph in Edmonton invites you to join them for a Remembrance Day service Monday, November 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. 4001 118 Ave NW, Edmonton. For more Remembrance Day events in Edmonton this year, please visit edmonton.ca where you’ll find a Calendar of Events.