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Liberal Statement on Remembrance Day

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Liberal Statement on Remembrance Day

Posted on November 10, 2011

OTTAWA— Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on Remembrance Day:

“On this solemn day of deep reflection, we pay tribute to those Canadians who served and continue to serve our country, as well the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of a more free, just and democratic world.  It is my honour to be presenting a wreath today on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Today we honour those Canadian veterans who have laid down their lives as a matter of duty and we honour those who returned home wearing the scars of conflict, both visible and unseen.

To all of our veterans and our Canadian Forces members currently serving, on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our parliamentary caucus, I extend our deepest thanks for your service and your sacrifice.”

Veterans Affairs Critic Sean Casey continued:

“Each year we are reminded that remembrance cannot be a passive act. Our veterans of the First World War have passed and we must work to ensure that their stories and their courageous acts live on in our collective memory. It is up to us now to tell their stories.

We pay tribute to our veterans and their families for the unique contribution and sacrifices they have made. The Liberal Party stands with our veterans and their families today and every day, and is committed to ensuring that the support and services that veterans and their families have earned are available to them.”

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