Premier Stephen McNeil is encouraging Nova Scotians to participate in Remembrance Day events, Tuesday, Nov. 11.
“The upcoming Remembrance Day provides an opportunity to honour the contribution and sacrifice of Canadian military veterans and to honour those who currently serve in the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Premier McNeil. “Recent events in Canada remind us more than ever of the sacrifices Canadians who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces make while serving their country.
“I urge all Nova Scotians to show their gratitude and respect by participating in Remembrance Day events in their community.”
Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Nova Scotians and other Canadians gather in community halls, memorial parks, at cenotaphs and in schools to observe a moment of silence and mark the sacrifice of so many.
Remembrance Day involves veterans of all wars and peace support operations, the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and municipal police forces as well as youth and the general public.
This past August marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
“Nova Scotians have a proud attachment to the military and a deep appreciation for the contribution and sacrifices that military members and their families, past and present, have made to serve their country,” said Premier McNeil.
Nova Scotians interested in attending local Remembrance Day events are encouraged to check with their local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion or local municipality for details of events in their area.