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MP Report: Honouring our brave men and women in uniform

Remembrance Day is a time to honour and pay tribute to our men and women in uniform, who for generations have bravely served our country in times of war, conflict, and peace.
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Canadian soldiers leave for war, Union Station, Toronto, 1914.

zimmer-headshotRemembrance Day is a time to honour and pay tribute to our men and women in uniform, who for generations have bravely served our country in times of war, conflict, and peace.  

These are not anonymous soldiers. They are our family, our neighbours, and our friends. 

There was a war in 1914
A war against the countries
  
It lasted four years 
 
Fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins 
 
All who could 
 
Were sent off to war 

During the conflict they fought  
Guns firing, boots pounding, men yelling 
 
Like petals on a poppy 
 
They fell 
 
I cannot tell you 
 
How many lives were lost in that war 
 
Too many to count 

Now  
I want you to look outside 
 
Look at the trees 
 
The hills, the flowers 
 
All of it was fought over 
 
All of it was won  

For you  
And for your children 
 
And for their children 

Remember this  
Remember the men who died 
 
The children who lost their fathers 
 
The women who lost their husbands 
 
Their sons 
 
Be grateful  

On Remembrance Day, we reflect on our freedoms and renew our determination to never forget the legacy and tremendous sacrifices of Canada’s veterans. 


Bob Zimmer is Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies