Canada is a nation that has not fought so it may be free. The Kaiser would never have taken Montreal; Hitler’s SS never would have reached Ottawa. Canada is a nation that has fought so others may be free. Our democracy was not at risk, but others were, and that’s what 100,000 Canadians fell for – for the Belgians, the Dutch, the French, the Danes. The English and the Italians and indeed the Germans. For the Koreans and the Bosnians and Serbs and Croats, for the many Afghani men and especially women who were oppressed.
That is what we fought for, so that all the world might have the same freedoms we enjoy.
We will remember them.