November 11th, 2019
FOOTHILLS – John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, today attended a commemorative ceremony in Okotoks to honour our Veterans and remember those who have given their lives in service over the years. Following the service, he released the following statement,
“On November 11th each year, Canadians gather at cenotaphs and memorials across the country to reflect on the remarkable sacrifices made by those who have served—and continue to serve—in times of war, military conflict and peace. This year as we mark Remembrance Day, we also commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign. More than 93,000 Canadians bravely served in Italy during the Second World War, and nearly 6,000 of them died during this bitter struggle. We honour all those who fought in the cause of peace and freedom 75 years ago.
“The impressive courage and valour of those who served in the great wars of the first half of the 20th century are still reflected in today’s Canadian Armed Forces members, as they continue to protect and preserve our rights and freedoms.
“In our communities, in our schools, and at memorial sites across Canada, we stand and remember the great sacrifices made by our courageous soldiers who left the safety of their homes and comfort of their families to fight for a safer, freer world.
“On behalf of the residents of Foothills, I wish to thank the men and women who risked their lives for our country, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“Lest we forget.”