Canadian Army Command Team’s Statement on Remembrance Day 2017

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News Release / November 11, 2017 / Project number: 17-0306

November 11, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, Commander of the Canadian Army, issued the following statement:

“On Remembrance Day, Canadians stand united to remember the significant loss of life and the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform in the service of our nation. Soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen have served – and continue to serve – with bravery and determination for our security and freedom, both at home and abroad.

“This year marked significant military anniversaries, including the 100th anniversaries of the Battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele, and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond, Canadian Army Sergeant Major, and I had the honour of representing the Canadian Army at some of the commemorative events in Europe for these anniversaries and were humbled by the experience.

“Those who went before us demonstrated great courage and character, significantly shaping the Canada we know and love today.

“Canada’s modern soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen exemplify the same traits of dedication, service-above-self and bravery. I see it every day in the work they do within Canada’s borders and on the international stage, at diverse locations, ranging from Europe to Africa to the Middle East.

“On behalf of the Canadian Army, Chief Warrant Officer Guimond and I give our profound thanks to our Veterans, soldiers and families for their sacrifices. Their service is honoured and respected by all Canadians each and every day.

“Lest we forget.”

Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk
Commander, Canadian Army

Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond
Army Sergeant Major

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