Canadians throughout the nation and around the globe right this moment will replicate on the sacrifices made in previous and current conflicts.
For Julie Payette, right this moment marks the primary Remembrance Day service she attends since turning into Governor General and Canada’s commander-in-chief.
Payette is scheduled to affix veterans and different dignitaries on the nationwide ceremony, held annually on the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
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Later, Payette will host a luncheon in honour of this yr’s nationwide Silver Cross Mother, Diana Abel, who misplaced her son, Corporal Michael David Abel, on May three, 1993, throughout Operation Deliverance, in Belet Huen, Somalia.
Joelle Choueiry, three, of Ottawa, locations a poppy on the National War Memorial following the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa final yr. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
Special consideration can also be being paid this yr to a number of key battles from the First and Second World Wars, together with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Pbadchendaele, which ended on Nov. 10, 1917.
More than four,000 Canadians had been killed and 12,000 had been wounded in Pbadchendaele, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described as a logo of the worst horrors of the First World War.
“Our soldiers fought an impossible fight with perseverance, valour and commitment to a greater cause,” Trudeau mentioned in an announcement issued Friday.
“Nine Canadians would earn the Victoria Cross for their bravery. Yet the battle came at a devastating cost.”
This yr additionally marked a century for the reason that April 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge, which noticed practically three,600 Canadians killed and greater than 7,000 wounded, and 75 years for the reason that Dieppe Raid of the Second World War.
Several Howitzer cannons will ship thunderous echoes throughout the capital right this moment as members of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, fireplace a number of gun salutes as a part of Remembrance Day ceremonies.
The Royal Canadian Air Force will even conduct three flypasts over Ottawa-area ceremonies, together with two CF-18 Hornets from three Wing Bagotville, Que., that may fly above the National War Memorial.
The prime minister is not going to attend this yr’s nationwide service. Instead, he’ll participate in a ceremony of remembrance in Vietnam, the place he is attending the APEC leaders summit. He did, nevertheless concern an announcement.
“Every generation of Canadians has answered the call to serve. From Ypres to Dieppe to Korea to Afghanistan, our servicemen and women have shown courage as a matter of course, and stood resilient in the face of great adversity,” he mentioned in a written badertion.