Special to The Standard
LINDSAY: Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale is urging all Canadians to commemorate Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day.
“I am asking all residents to join me in honouring and commemorating the courage, service and sacrifice of Canada’s Veterans this Veterans’ Week,” said Schmale. “I encourage all Canadians to take the time to learn more about these important moments in our history.”
Veterans’ Week, November 5th-11th, is a time to remember the bravery and sacrifice of the members of the Canadian Armed Forces, during the many battles that helped shape our country and world into what we know today.
2016 is an important year in Canadian military history.
It’s the 100th anniversary of two very important battles: the battle of the Somme and the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel. Many Canadians lost their lives in these battles. Both battles were instrumental in the lead-up to what would be the end result of WWI.
Each year, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, Canadians attend ceremonies honouring the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. In particular, Canadians pause to remember those who paid the ultimate price to protect freedom and democracy.
“There are a number of special ceremonies, held across the riding, to recognize and remember this significant day in our history,” said Schmale. “As your Member of Parliament, proud supporter of Canada’s military, and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 67, I attend services across our community, leading up to and including Remembrance Day. I ask everyone to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony in your area, and this year, I will lay a wreath, on November 11th, in Haliburton”