|Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.|
Veterans' Week in Canada runs from November 5 – 11 and Veterans Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence are encouraging all Canadians to remember the sacrifices made by veterans which permit us to enjoy the freedom we have today.
"During Veterans' Week, we are asking Canadians to get involved in making remembrance more than something they feel," said Veterans Affairs Minister, Stephen Blaney, in a press release. "I want to encourage everyone, especially the youth of our country, to make remembrance something they do." This year we encourage everyone to take remembrance one step further by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or monument, sharing their thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a poppy with pride," said Mr. Blaney.
In Ottawa and Gatineau, veterans who wear their medals and/or uniform can use the transit service for free between November 5th and 11th, as can their companions.
To learn more about Veterans' Week, please click here.