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A Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans

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A Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans

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They shall not grow 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. They shall not grow 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. In their enduring memory, we pass the torch of remembrance. We shall remember them. We will remember them. My name is Bill Black, I served in HMCS Cayuga in Korea and I would like to encourage all the Veterans and families of Veterans to phone, contact a Veteran on 11 November. We will remember them. We will remember them. I remember because I have been gifted with so many incredible things. I’ve been gifted with a country I am proud to call my home. I’ve been gifted with a nation that is peaceful and secure. And I’ve been gifted with a land, an oasis, really, that is beyond beautiful. I’ve been gifted those things by the generations of Canadians who served our nation, in Canada’s uniforms, through all of our history. Those men, women who served, who stood tall during the gas attacks in 1915, who stormed Vimy Ridge and survived Passchendaele, who then carried the maple leaf on their shoulder proudly during the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and who stormed the beaches and the hills of Dieppe and Normandy, and Sicily and Italy, who fought on the frozen ground of Korea and the blistering sands of Afghanistan and who continue the service in worldwide deployments today. I was gifted all of that by them, a hundred and twenty thousand of them who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation and to me. They gave their tomorrow for my today. That is why I remember. We will remember them. Thank you. Speaking on behalf of the youth of Canada, we know that the peaceful country we have today was made possible by the courage and sacrifice of all those who stepped forward to defend freedom during the Second World War. Today and always, we will remember those ordinary Canadians who put their lives on the line to do such extraordinary things. We will remember them.
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The year 2020 was challenging in many ways, but virtual ceremonies like this Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans was a safe way to show we will remember.

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Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
November 2, 2020
Duration:
5:31
Person Interviewed:
Heroes Remember Presents

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