VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement in recognition of Remembrance Day this Sunday:
“On Remembrance Day we take time to honour the sacrifice of those who have served our country. This year our remembrance is particularly poignant as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 and the end of World War One.
“We live in an era of deep division and strife, as demonstrated by the racist and anti-Semitic hate crimes we witnessed two weeks ago. We must remain vigilant in denouncing all forms of discrimination and recommit to fostering diversity and peace. These are the values that our veterans, armed forces, merchant marines, and their families, have fought for and continue to fight for. To allow hate to grow in our society is to forsake their sacrifice.
“At 11am on Sunday morning, I encourage you to hold two minutes of silence. Take this time to reflect upon the deep historical and current significance of the day, and to recommit to the values that Canadians hold dear.
“Lest we forget.”
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