Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
"Today, we pay tribute to the many Canadians who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in a country free from tyranny and governed by
freedom, democracy and justice.
"We stand in silent reflection for those brave men and women throughout Canada's history who, when called upon to defend the values we hold dear, did not waver. Instead, they left family and loved ones for far away battlefields from which many would never return.
"From the battle of Vimy Ridge, to the beaches of Normandy, to the dusty roads of Afghanistan, these brave men and women put our country's welfare before their own and we owe them and their families a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
"As our families, communities and Canadian Forces know all too well the tolls of war have been felt from generation to generation. Our country's long and proud tradition of standing up for those who couldn't is forever imbedded in our fabric.
"Lest we forget."
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Remembrance Day