Prime Minister pays tribute to Canada’s fallen soldiers at launch of Remembrance
Date: Monday, November 06 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched Veterans Week today with a speech at the Canadian War Museum in which he spoke of Canada’s long tradition of honouring and remembering the men and women who have given their lives in defence of the nation and its values.
“Because of their sacrifices,” the Prime Minister said, “we are privileged to live in one of the most prosperous, civilized and safest countries in the world.”
Prime Minister Harper noted in his speech that public turnout at Remembrance Day ceremonies has been growing in recent years. Quoting John McCrae’s famous poem, In Flanders Fields, he said “the brave Canadians who lie beneath the poppies in Flanders fields can rest in peace” because their descendants are “keeping faith with the fallen” and “holding the torch high.”