Remembrance Day 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023

This weekend, we remember those who have lost their lives while answering the call to serve our province and our country. We also recognize our veterans and all individuals who wear a uniform, as they have done much to defend our freedom and ways of life.

There are no words to adequately thank those who have chosen a life of service. This level of commitment to fellow Canadians is not work that can be hung up at the end of the day, or even at the end of a career. Today and on all days, we offer our respect and heartfelt gratitude to those who have made such significant sacrifices.

As a community, we mourn the loss of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and we feel their absence among us. Despite our sorrow, we take strength from their legacy of bravery and determination. When we feel that our courage is failing, we gain a renewed sense of endurance because of their example.

We ask Nova Scotians to wear a poppy this weekend to honour our veterans and the many sacrifices that have shaped our national identity.

Lest we forget.