Remembrance Day, Statement
NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston
Each year on November 11, we honour the courage and sacrifice of those who fought for our country in past conflicts and those who continue to serve, both at home and abroad.
Nova Scotia has a long and proud military history. Our military members are always there when we need them most.
Consider their sacrifices. Leaving home and loved ones to fight for freedom – to give hope – while knowing they could make the ultimate sacrifice. Many have not returned.
In Nova Scotia, we understand the dedication of members of the Canadian Forces very well. I know there are thousands of families like mine, who have a mom or dad or grandparent who bravely served our country, missing birthdays, Christmases, ballet recitals and hockey games – putting service before self. They are all heroes.
In my home, Dad was that hero. He served in the Air Force and I am proud of him and grateful for his service.
I encourage all Nova Scotians to take the time this Remembrance Day to pause to remember and reflect.
Our people serve proudly and defend our country’s values. We owe them all gratitude and respect. We have a responsibility to remember their sacrifices and ensure the freedoms they fought for are never taken for granted.