Mayor Crombie Marks Remembrance Day 2016
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we join with all residents to mark the solemn occasion of Remembrance Day.
“We come together at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, because it was at this time that the bloodshed of the First World War came to an end.
“The First World War was not the first, nor the last time, that our brave men and women in uniform sacrificed their limbs and lives so that we could be a free, prosperous and thriving nation.
“Although we come together once a year to hold Remembrance Day services, let me acknowledge Mississauga’s three Royal Canadian Legion Branches: Cooksville Branch 582; Port Credit Branch 82; and Streetsville Branch 139; along with the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit #262 in Lakeview.
“These community organizations hold Remembrance Day services in neighbourhoods throughout our City, andthe work they undertake year-round is commendable. The membership is part of a bigger mission to safeguard and promote this country’s history. They help ensure that current and future generations can truly understand and appreciate what life was like for those generations who came before us and made the ultimate sacrifice.
“In 2017 communities will come together to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and our nation’s founding. As we look back on our nation’s proud history and look toward our promising future, we must never forget that this important and celebratory milestone was achieved because of the bloodshed of brave Canadian men and women who fought for Canada.
“Today, soldiers from the various service branches of the Canadian Armed Forces continue to make us proud, and bravely undertake important peacekeeping missions around the world.
“I want to thank those residents who currently have a loved one in active service. This cannot be easy. You live with ongoing uncertainty and growing concern for their safety. You just want your son or daughter, husband or wife, to come home safe and sound. Thank you for your own sacrifices and support, so that our soldiers can undertake their mission to keep Canada safe.
“In closing, on this day, let us keep in our thoughts and prayers all those fallen soldiers who fought so we could be a free and law abiding nation.
“Lest We Forget.”