Remembrance Day ceremonies to be held amid ‘uncertain global landscape’: premier

Remembrance Day ceremonies to be held amid 'uncertain global landscape': premier
Poppies are seen on a cenotaph with markings of the years of the Second World War, during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Kingston, Ont., Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

British Columbians will gather at cenotaphs across the province today to honour those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of their country.

Cities holding Remembrance Day ceremonies include Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Kamloops and Kelowna.

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They are among dozens across Canada, including a national ceremony in Ottawa that drew thousands of people who wore poppies and stood in silence as cannons boomed and military aircraft flew past.

Premier John Horgan is among those observing the day and says in a statement the ceremonies are occurring in an “uncertain global landscape.”

He pointed to Russia’s war in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world that he says are threatening lives, freedom and democracy.

He says the moment of silence held at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month is a moment for personal reflections on the horror and pain of war.

“We remember the fallen, and we recognize the loss of the grandparents, parents, spouses and children left behind,” his statement says.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 11, 2022.


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