MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) issued this statement on Remembrance Day:

“On this November 11th, I join all Canadians in saluting those who have served our country. We honour the fallen. We pay our respects to the families who were left behind. We pray for the safety of those currently serving. We honour the service of all the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. We honour the families who sacrificed so much.

We must also remember those who did come home, but were never the same physically, mentally or emotionally. They are those who witnessed the horrors of war that will haunt them for the remainder of their lives.

We must also remember the thousands of Indigenous people who fought and died for Canada. In many cases indigenous people enlisted at the same percentages as non-aboriginals, but in some communities in even higher numbers. We thank the thousands of indigenous Canadians in uniform that answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Today is also a time to reassert commitment to ensuring that all veterans receive the appropriate services and benefits allocated for their service to their country.

I invite all constituents of Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River to join me and their communities in remembering our brave soldiers and to voice support and encouragement for those who are currently fighting for world peace.

As we speak the names of the fallen and stand up for the living, we reaffirm our commitment to the values for which they fought.

Lest we forget.”

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