NEW DELHI - Premier Christy Clark made the following statement:
"At 11 a.m. on November 11, we will be silent for two minutes as we remember all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in war and peacekeeping so that we may live free from tyranny.
"Canada's military history is proud. From the British Columbia Regiment who fought in the Boer Wars to our ongoing training mission in Afghanistan, Canadians have proven their grit, determination and valour in all theatres of war.
"As we remember our fallen today, let's also pay tribute to those who continue to serve and be thankful that they choose to wear their country's flag on their uniform and do what we cannot. Their bravery and deeds humble us, and we owe them a debt of gratitude.
"I am at Delhi War Cemetery this Remembrance Day. The measured symmetry of the too-familiar war graves is a reminder of Canada's war dead, of the brave young men and women who were steadfast in their belief of their missions and died in the service of our country. War touches all nations, and the sons and daughters of every country are mourned as we mourn our own. We wear our poppies with pride.
"Those who have been lost to us live on in our hearts and we must keep their stories alive. We will always honour them, not only on Remembrance Day, but every day."
Photos from Delhi War Cemetery:
Deputy Press Secretary
Office of the Premier