I'd like to take this time to say thank you to all of the men and women of our Armed Forces both past and present for their dedication to our values and for the great sacrifice that many have made in the name of upholding those values, at home and abroad.
I'd also like to say that regardless of what side of a border that one may be on in the midst of conflict, that the weight of such is a great one. We should remember that regardless of our differences that those who've risked all to represent those values bear the full weight of it for the rest of us, regardless of what those values represent and what we agree with or not.
Therefore our conflict should be laid to rest but its price and the price that has been paid should be fresh on our memory, lest we forget.
To the Veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces our allies and those that share and protect the same values, and to the Veterans of all of those who've bore the weight of conflict where it has arisen to see beyond it when peace found its way home.
It is through your dedication that the rest of us remain free of conflict and live with peace.