|Ontario Commemorates Remembrance Day|
Premier Kathleen Wynne Joins Ceremony at Queenˇ¦s Park
NEWS November 11, 2014
Premier Kathleen Wynne honoured the courage and sacrifices of veterans, soldiers and their families today during a Ceremony of Remembrance at Queenˇ¦s Park.
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Brigadier-General Lowell Thomas, Commander, 4th Canadian Division, joined the Premier to observe two minutes of silence and lay commemorative wreaths. Veterans and their families, members of the Canadian Forces, cadets and the public also paid their respects.
The ceremony included a 21-gun salute, a recitation of In Flanders Fields and a reading by Poet Laureate of Toronto, Dr. George Elliott Clarke. Students from St. Josephˇ¦s College School sang O Canada.
ˇ§Canadaˇ¦s servicemen and servicewomen sacrifice their health, their futures and their lives for a greater good and to preserve our way of life. As Premier and as an Ontarian, I am deeply grateful for the bravery and the fortitude of these individuals. Today, as we remember and glorify the memory of all who have served, I thank every one of the men and women who wears a uniform.ˇ¨
ˇX Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
„X This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I. It is 75 years since the start of World War II and 70 years since D-Day.
„X The poppy was first adopted as a symbol of remembrance in 1921.
„X The Ceremony of Remembrance is held at the Ontario Veteransˇ¦ Memorial. Built in 2006, the memorial is engraved with scenes from Canadaˇ¦s military history.
Read In Flanders Fields and other words of remembrance
Elizabeth McLellan (OPO) 11/11/2014