Remembrance Day Statement
November 11, 2017
BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
"99 years ago today, at 11 am, the guns fell silent across the western front and the carnage of war ended, at least for a while. It is that moment in time, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, that we set aside each year to mourn and remember the lives shattered and lost in service to their country, then and in the wars that followed."
"Every member of the armed forces, whether they are regular forces or reserves, agrees to offer something called "unlimited liability," which means they will lay down their life for their country. Only some are called upon to do so, but every single young man or woman who puts on a uniform becomes a hero the minute they sign that paper agreeing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Today is for them. To remember those who went before and to thank those who currently serve."
Anderson retired from the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a commissioned officer in 2017.
For more information:
Scott Anderson, Interim Leader, British Columbia Conservative Party
Telephone: (250) 434-2550 | http://www.bcconservative.ca/