Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
"Every year, Canadians from every region and from all walks of life come together to pay tribute to the men and women who served our country.
“The 11th day of the 11th month was chosen because 98 years ago, it was hoped that moment marked the end to all wars.
“Since that first Remembrance Day, tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers have answered the call – and fallen – in another World War, as well as conflicts in Korea, Afghanistan, Syria and peacekeeping assignments in places like Cyprus, Croatia, and Bosnia. Many of them paid the ultimate price so that we can sleep safely each night and so our children will grow up safe and free.
“We honour their memory by preserving what they fought for: peace, freedom and a Canada where differences are settled not with violence, but with discussion and democracy. If we live up to the ideals they fought for, their sacrifice will not have been in vain. We owe them nothing less.
“To all those who serve, and have served this country, and to the families that support them: thank you. We will never forget.”