Veterans Week: November 05 – November 11, 2021
November 03, 2021
Each November, we as Canadians take time to reflect upon the many achievements and sacrifices made by our country’s finest. Our veterans were ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. During Veterans Week, we must honour and remember the extraordinary acts of all those who answered the call to serve our country so proudly in times of war, conflict, and peace.

There are several ways we can honour and remember our veterans. There are many remembrance ceremonies and events going on all across Canada and right here in Dufferin-Caledon during Veterans Week. These ceremonies provide us with an opportunity to honour the memory of those who have served to protect the Canadian values of peace, justice, and freedom. It is also an opportunity to recognize and thank those currently serving in Afghanistan and other areas of conflict.

Aside from participating in ceremonies and events, we can also do our part to remember by speaking with a veteran about their experience and thanking them for their service. We can remember by wearing a poppy. We can also visit a local cenotaph or monument or research past conflicts and share that knowledge with friends and family. It is especially important to share it with our youth, so they too know the importance of those sacrifices and carry on the torch of remembrance.

By participating in Veterans Week, Remembrance Day, and in remembrance events, we have a better understanding of the tremendous sacrifices made by those who served and continue to serve Canada. We are reminded that the peace we enjoy here is only a dream to many around the world. This peace is a result of the actions and sacrifices made by generations of Canadians who were willing to give their lives for us. When we remember the extraordinary things these men and women did, we all have a greater appreciation for our wonderful country and how we can make it better.
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