Please be advised that our office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 for Remembrance Day. We will re-open on Thursday, November 12, at 9 a.m. We are available 24/7 via phone at 905-363-6131.
This Remembrance Day marks 75 years since the end of the second world war. In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to take our way of life for granted, and forget what so many men and women sacrificed for our freedoms. Remembrance initiatives remind us to take time to reflect on those who have dedicated their lives to serve our nation.
We also honour all those people whose voices have not been centered or heard – from the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis veterans, to racialized immigrant veterans whose contribution remain vital today. Our Remembrance Day traditions have to reflect the diverse experiences that have shaped our country, if we are to uphold the day in full reverence. Their stories – all of their stories – are a reminder for us to continue building on a foundation of peace, and to pass them on to future generations.
There are many ways you can show your support including wearing a poppy, making a donation to the poppy fund or your local Legion, and participating in virtual moments of silence.
The region will be hosting various online ceremonies to honour our Veterans and to pay tribute to those who lost their lives for our freedom. Learn more about ceremonies in: Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick