Lest we forget

Our soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we cannot let all that they endured go unnoticed.

We dedicate November 11 to our fallen soldiers, veterans, and their families.

The Markham District Veterans Association (MDVA) organized a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 5 in order to recognize and honour our troops who performed a preeminent act of selflessness.

They started this momentous ceremony with a prayer of remembrance, which was emceed by retired CTV News Anchor Lloyd Robertson. This was followed by a moment of silence before a blessing, laying of a wreath and the national anthem.

The celebration also included a parade that started at the MDVA and headed across Centre Street to Main Street and south down to the cenotaph at the intersection of Highway 7 and 48.

We honour the history of freedom these courageous men and women fought to maintain by honouring their service and sacrifice.

They anticipated that what they did would have a big impact on the future, but it is up to us to make sure that their wish for peace comes to fruition.

On Remembrance Day, we honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who served their country and recognize our need to contribute to the peace for which they fought so tirelessly.


Story submitted by Eva Laforteza-Recto.

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