Remembrance Day ceremonies offer Canadians a chance to pay our respects to our soldiers for the sacrifices they made in the past and continue to make today.

I encourage all Manitobans to take the time tomorrow to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony, and to pause and reflect in gratitude to Canada’s war dead for the freedoms we enjoy.

It’s important, as well, for Manitobans to teach the next generation about the importance of the ultimate sacrifices made by the tens of thousands of Canadians who lost their lives in service to their country since the First World War.

Our awareness of these sacrifices during the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and other more recent conflicts must not be diminished or forgotten from one generation to the next.

As Manitobans and Canadians, we have so much to be thankful for. On Remembrance Day, please take the time to honour our veterans: lest we forget.