On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we share a moment of silence to honour the memory of the men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
“We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with our collective national consciousness; our future is their monument.”1
“We often take for granted our Canadian values and institutions, our freedom to participate in cultural and political events, and our right to live under a government of our choice. The Canadians who went off to war in distant lands went in the belief that the values and beliefs enjoyed by Canadians were being threatened. They truly believed that “Without freedom there can be no ensuring peace and without peace no enduring freedom.”2
At 11:00 am, please join the CDDA and Canadians around the world and share a moment of silence to honour the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We Remember.
Learn More on How You Can Honour a Veteran Today:
- Heather Robertson, A Terrible Beauty, The Art of Canada at War. Toronto, Lorimer, 1977.
- King George VI at dedication of National War Memorial, Ottawa, May 21, 1939.