MNBC Remembrance Day Message

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On November 11th, we remember and honour all who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and liberties.  We salute our fallen and our injured, our men and boys, our women and girls.  Those who served, and those still serving, whether in war or in peace.  We express our gratitude to our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunties, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.  For all of our hero's, on this day, and every day, we pay tribute to all of our troops, service men and women, and Veterans, for their contributions so that we all may continue to live in a free country with hopes and dreams of tomorrow, because of all they have given and continue to give.

Lest We Forget those who bravely fight and who have fought, and paid the price for us ~ thank You.

President Clara Morin Dal Col

Minister Lissa Smith, Minister for Métis Veterans of BC

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
   Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
   At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
   We will remember them.

The Ode. by Laurence Binyon

(Lest we forget: Binyon’s Ode of Remembrance)

                                                                                                                       

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

Canadian War Museum