Canada's Remembrance Day is November 11th

Canada's Remembrance Day is November 11th

November 11th is the day that Canadians devote to remembering the sarcifices of those who fought and continue to fight, for the rights and freedoms that we continue to enjoy in this great country! 

November 11th was the day an agreement was signed that ended the First World War. Every year on this day, at 11:00 a.m. Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. 

Because of the pandemic however, for the first time ever, Regina's event was closed to the public, but was live-streamed online. For further information, visit the Regina Royal Canadian Legion Facebook page 

As part of our remembrance, it is also important to acknowledge that many newcomers have also fought for this country, beside other Indigenous and Canadian-born soldiers. In Remembering Newcomers Who Have Fought for Canada, a Canadian University student reminds us that "During the First, and Second World War, of the hundreds of thousands who enlisted to fight, many were from Central and Eastern Europe, the West Indies and Asia".

His article goes on to say that "As many of our newcomers know too well, war is not a thing of the past" and that "Today, our world is rife with uncertainty and we continue to see a rise in people being forcibly displaced from their homes. In this context, we must approach our work knowing that the new Canadians we welcome may one day be fighting for us, as they have since our nation’s inception. So, we must fight to ensure they are welcomed and integrated into Canada with open arms, because we are all in this together."

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