For immediate release: November 2, 2023
QUEEN’S PARK— Bobbi Ann Brady, MPP again stood at Queen’s Park to express her gratitude to the thousands of Canadian veterans who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. As she did last week in the Ontario Legislature, she voiced her support for their year-long remembrance and suggested simple yet meaningful ways we can participate. Brady was one of five MPPs who delivered tributes for Remembrance Day on the last sitting day before Nov. 11.
“The very least we can do is make it our responsibility to never forget the service and sacrifices of more than one and a half million Canadian soldiers, sailors, aircrew and merchant seamen,” Brady said. “And we can all begin our commitment starting next week by lending a hand to our local Legions and Army, Navy, Air Force units as they continue the annual poppy campaign.”
Brady explained that there are now a few communities across Haldimand-Norfolk who have raised banners in memory of those who have served to ensure year-long remembrance – a commitment she suggests we should all make.
Brady also recounted how she recently attended the unveiling of 94 banners for the town of Hagersville – and related how moved she was by the ceremony, which included a slideshow of 94 young men in uniform, all appearing optimistic and filled with hope and yet heading toward dangers and horrors we can barely imagine.
“Our freedoms were given to us by heartbroken families, nurses, and doctors who tended to the wounded and by those young boys and men, many who were denied the chance to carry out their dreams. And here we sit, having personally done nothing for the freedoms we enjoy…We will remember them,” Brady said.
For more information, contact MPP Bobbi Ann Brady at [email protected] or 519-428-0446